Constructive Therapies: Volume 1 / Edition 1by Michael F. Hoyt
Pub. Date: 08/05/1994
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
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.
Table of Contents1. Introduction: Competency-Based Future-Oriented Therapy, Hoyt.
2. On the Importance of Keeping It Simple and Taking the Patient Seriously: A Conversation with Steve de Shazer and John Weakland, Hoyt .
3. Solution Talk: The Solution-Oriented Way of Talking about Problems, Furman and Ahola .
4. Narrative Intentions, Combs and Freedman .
5. Some Questions (Not Answers) for the Brief Treatment of People with Drug and Alcohol Problems, Miller .
6. "On Track" in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Walter and Peller .
7. Basic Elements in the Brief Therapies, Fisch .
8. Single-Session Solutions, Hoyt .
9. Coauthoring a Love Story: Solution-Oriented Marital Therapy, O'Hanlon and Hudson .
10. Entering One Another's Worlds of Meaning and Imagination: Dramatic Enactment and Narrative Couple Therapy, Roth and Chasin .
11. Staying Simple, Staying Focused: Time-Effective Consultations with Children and Families, Friedman .
12. Solving the Unknown Problem, Greenleaf .
13. Solution-Focused Therapy with a Case of Severe Abuse, Dolan .
14. Tales of the Body Thief: Externalizing and Deconstructing Eating Problems, Zimmerman and Dickerson .
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