A Brief Guide to Brief Therapy / Edition 1

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"With brief therapy finally getting deserved interest, the time is ripe for an overview. Cade and O'Hanlon state that they 'decided to collaborate on a book that would summarize the main elements, the ideas, principles, attitudes, and techniques associated with brief therapy.' Read this work—you'll be glad they did, and you did." —John H. Weakland

Overview of the history & theory of brief therapy from Bateson to contemporary theorists such as de Shazer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393701432
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1993
  • Edition description: (1993)
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,463,169
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill O’Hanlon, is a founder of Possibility and Inclusive Therapies and is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including Out of the Blue, Becoming A Published Therapist, and Quick Steps to Resolving Trauma. He is a Diplomate, Board Member, Fellow and Master Therapist in the American Psychotherapy Association and was awarded the "Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year" in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit his website for more information: BillOHanlon.com.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Brief/Strategic Approaches to Therapy: An Overview 1
Ch. 2 What Is It That Happens Between the Ears? 19
Ch. 3 The Reality of "Reality" or the "Reality" of Reality: "What Is Really Happening?" 30
Ch. 4 How Do We Understand Emotions? 42
Ch. 5 Negotiating the Problem 49
Ch. 6 Neutrality and Power, Suggestions, Tasks, and Persuasion 64
Ch. 7 Less of the Same 78
Ch. 8 Exceptions, Solutions, and the Future Focus 93
Ch. 9 Framing Interventions: Altering How the Problem Is Viewed 110
Ch. 10 Pattern Intervention: Altering the Doing of the Problem 123
Ch. 11 The Use of Analogy 135
Ch. 12 Paradoxical Interventions 146
Ch. 13 Overresponsibility and Underresponsibility: Opposite Sides of the Coin 158
Epilogue 181
References 185
Index 195
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