After this, the counsellor helps the person to re-story and externalize the problem. In this multi-storied approach, the professional seeks to isolate the problem from the client and empower them to identify the best solution to the problem (Payne & Campling, 2005). In this approach, each patient is treated uniquely as it works on the beliefs that unique personal characteristics influence the treatment procedures.
Social workers find this method useful owing to its various strengths. One strength of this method is that it isolates the problem from the person and uses the experiences of the person to judge the nature of the problem. White & Epston (1990) identify that the person is not the problem but the problem is the problem itself. This kind of approach seems to separate the person and the problem, deliberately giving them the confidence to handle the problem differently (Hinton-Bayre, 2008). Thus, it is possible for the nurse to work hand in hand with the client in diffusing the problem. Secondly, this approach empowers the client to be independent and gives them the confidence to work against their problems in future (White & Epston, 1990). Thus, the social worker can give immunity to the person in future by helping them to be potential problem solvers in future.
On the other, the method exhibits weakness especially while dealing with a large number of clients that have similar problems. This emanates from the basic assumption that it is impossible to address the people using the same approach owing to their unique attitudes, experiences and understandings (Connolly & Harms, 2012). For large crowds, it would be quite a tiresome task to listen to the narrations and to provide specialized approaches to problem solution. Therefore, this method will work quite inefficiently is such a situation. Also, the approach