"Putting my life into a story"

A Preliminary Evaluation of a Digital Narrative Intervention Combining Participatory Video and Narrative Therapy





participatory video, narrative therapy, Latinx youth, immigrants, program evaluation


This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a digital narrative intervention that combined participatory video (PV) and narrative therapy practices to engage Latinx immigrant young people in processes of personal and societal change. Drawing on ethnographic field notes, process recordings, audio recordings of intervention implementation, and focus group data, this program evaluation offers empirical evidence of the impacts of this innovative, digital narrative intervention on Latinx immigrant young people (ages 18-24) in New Orleans. A constructivist grounded theory approach to data analysis resulted in three main themes: critical reframing, Latinx and immigrant pride, and media literacy. This study unites PV and narrative therapy as complementary approaches to working with marginalized groups to share their stories, suggesting that the combination of these two storytelling practices resulted in several positive outcomes for participants.


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How to Cite

Lilly, J. (2024). "Putting my life into a story": A Preliminary Evaluation of a Digital Narrative Intervention Combining Participatory Video and Narrative Therapy. Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 15(2), 50–61. https://doi.org/10.33043/JSACP.15.2.50-61