Constructive Therapies: Volume 1 / Edition 1

Constructive Therapies: Volume 1 / Edition 1

by Michael F. Hoyt
     
 

Recognizing that clients are unique and resourceful creators of their own realities, this hands-on guide promotes skills that help clinicians meet the demands of the current health care environment. Contributors representing a range of specialties demonstrate how they assist clients to achieve desired goals, using actual case examples that provide a vivid sense of… See more details below

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Recognizing that clients are unique and resourceful creators of their own realities, this hands-on guide promotes skills that help clinicians meet the demands of the current health care environment. Contributors representing a range of specialties demonstrate how they assist clients to achieve desired goals, using actual case examples that provide a vivid sense of what these noted authorities do and why they do it. Topics covered include enabling clients to draw on their own strengths and competencies; staying on track in brief therapy; asking solution-oriented questions; utilizing such techniques as role playing, reframing, story telling, acknowledgment humor, and encouragement in resolving conflict; helping clients access valuable resources that may have been compartmentalized as a result of physical or sexual abuse; supporting clients in freeing themselves from maladaptive patterns such as eating disorders; and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898620948
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/05/1994
Series:
Constructive Therapies Series
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.27(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction: Competency-Based Future-Oriented Therapy1
Ch. 2On the Importance of Keeping It Simple and Taking the Patient Seriously: A Conversation with Steve de Shazer and John Weakland11
Ch. 3Solution Talk: The Solution-Oriented Way of Talking about Problems41
Ch. 4Narrative Intentions67
Ch. 5Some Questions (Not Answers) for the Brief Treatment of People with Drug and Alcohol Problems92
Ch. 6"On Track" in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy111
Ch. 7Basic Elements in the Brief Therapies126
Ch. 8Single-Session Solutions140
Ch. 9Coauthoring a Love Story: Solution-Oriented Marital Therapy160
Ch. 10Entering One Another's Worlds of Meaning and Imagination: Dramatic Enactment and Narrative Couple Therapy189
Ch. 11Staying Simple, Staying Focused: Time-Effective Consultations with Children and Families217
Ch. 12Solving the Unknown Problem251
Ch. 13Solution-Focused Therapy with a Case of Severe Abuse276
Ch. 14Tales of the Body Thief: Externalizing and Deconstructing Eating Problems295
Appendix. Selected Bibliography319
Index335

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