Constructive Therapies: Volume 1

Constructive Therapies: Volume 1

by Michael F. (Ed.) F. Hoyt, 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.
 
Note: This book was previously published in hardcover. See the hardcover listing for the original copyright date.

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"Constructive Therapies will give the reader clear insight into the solution-oriented model. There are numerous case examples, including applications for drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, toilet training, severe sexual abuse, marital difficulties, and smoking cessation." --Eric L. Weiner, The Journal of Family Practice

"Considering your therapeutic power and perspective in today's health care climate? Then Constructive Therapies is 'must reading.' Michael Hoyt has gathered some of the most innovative minds in brief therapy to describe the essentials of clinical change. Careful study of this important book will benefit both beginners and experts." --Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.

"If the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, one need only look at the contributing authors to know this book is a must' for every solution-oriented therapist." --Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW

"The current health care environment demands that therapists provide treatment more thoughtfully, effectively, and efficiently. In this wonderful edited volume, brief therapy and managed care expert Michael Hoyt extends an invitation to us all to learn about constructive therapies. I would recommend that you accept his invitation. The book is packed with interesting, exciting material which will help you immediately begin to move your clients in more constructive ways." --Simon H. Budman, PhD

"The doctoral students in my counseling class found this text to be extremely helpful and practical. It covers a wide range of concerns that are readily applicable to practice, with useful case examples and condensed theoretical discussions throughout. I would recommend it for students in any advanced counseling or therapy course. " --John J. Zarski, PhD, Director, Clinic for Child Study and Family Therapy, University of Akron

"....Highly recommended for practitioners and students studying practice....A very special feature of this book is the excellent and extended bibliography at the end of the book. Hoyt has compiled a 16 page listing of almost 400 articles and books on the subject of (mostly) systemic and post systemic therapies. It alone is worth the price of the book. A special strength of the book is its extensive use of case materials in transcript form...." --Patricia Kelley in Crisis Intervention

"Constructive Therapies is a rich, and recommended, read." --Eric E. McCollum in Journal of Family Psychotherapy

Journal of Family Psychotherapy

"A rich, and recommended, read. "--Journal of Family Psychotherapy
The Journal of Family Practice

"Will give the reader clear insight into the solution-oriented model."--The Journal of Family Practice
Booknews
The second volume of collected essays written by therapists sharing their approaches to helping clients in solution oriented therapies augments the initial discussions with further case examples in a range of situations. The contributors detail their experiences with problem externalization and deconstruction, narrative approaches with "ADHD" children, solution oriented therapy in domestic violence cases, approaches to emotional and spiritual healing, a golfer's guide to brief therapy, and review of different constructive therapy styles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572302815
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Series:
Constructive Therapies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.04(d)

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