Directive Family Therapy is the final work of a widely recognized giant in the international family therapy field. This text is the pre-eminent state-of-the-art sourcebook on practical, innovative techniques to effectively solve problems throughout the life cycle stages. Directive family therapy pioneer Jay Haley, PhD(who passed away in 2007), and, Madeleine Richeport-Haley, PhD provide practitioners with creative directives to clearly identify problems, formulate well-designed treatment plans, and then ...
Directive Family Therapy is the final work of a widely recognized giant in the international family therapy field. This text is the pre-eminent state-of-the-art sourcebook on practical, innovative techniques to effectively solve problems throughout the life cycle stages. Directive family therapy pioneer Jay Haley, PhD(who passed away in 2007), and, Madeleine Richeport-Haley, PhD provide practitioners with creative directives to clearly identify problems, formulate well-designed treatment plans, and then successfully carry them out to achieve lasting therapeutic change. This essential text explores fascinating case studies illustrating the powerful, highly effective problem solving directives. The work is extensively referenced, and includes a full and complete bibliography of Haley's published works and a list of the authors' collaborative films.
CHARMING . . . a brief orientation to many of the key issues involved in Haley's strategic approach, case after case arranged along a life-cycle continuum, plus fascinating interviews illuminating key figures and moments in the history of family therapy—SHOULD SPARK THE IMAGINATION OF READERS INTERESTED IN CHANGING THE INTERACTION BETWEEN PEOPLE TO BRING ABOUT POSITIVE OUTCOMES. (Michael F. Hoyt, PhD, author of Some Stories are Better than Others, Interviews with Brief Therapy Experts, and The Present is a Gift: Mo' Better Stories from the World of Brief Therapy)
John F. Frykman
Of all the people involved in psychotherapy that I have ever known, Jay Haley and Milton Erickson were the only ones who knew and could explain what they were doing in ways people could understand. . . . There are no hidden meanings or psychobabble, just CLEAR COMMUNICATION AND THE TRUTH—A LIGHT SHINING IN THE DARKNESS! (John H. Frykman, PhD, author A New Connection and The Hassle Handbook—A Guide through the Teenage Years and co-editor of Making the Impossible Difficult)
Joseph L. Wetchler
Haley's and Richeport-Haley's new book provides an excellent presentation on the current state of thought on directive therapy. . . . A brief, witty, and wise account that is A MUST READ FOR CLINICIANS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND MENTAL HEALTH HISTORIANS. The book is a mixed blessing as it not only presents Jay Haley's latest ideas, but also his last. It is a fitting conclusion to his body of work. As with his earlier works, it WILL KEEP THERAPISTS TALKING FOR YEARS TO COME. (Joseph L. Wetchler, PhD, Professor and Director - Marriage and Family Therapy Program - Purdue University, Calumet)
Michael P. Nichols
In this little gem of a book beginners will learn dozens of creative directives for solving a host of familiar clinical problems; more experienced therapists will marvel at how subtly these directives address underlying structural issues. (Michael P. Nichols, Professor of Psychology, College of William & Mary)
Jay Haley, PhD, was professor at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University. He has been professor at Stanford University, Howard University, and the University of Maryland. He was widely acclaimed as a pioneering therapist, master teacher, the chief architect of strategic therapy, and one of the founders of family therapy. He was the author of 21 books and more than 100 papers translated into 15 languages. He was director of training at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, co-founder of the Family Therapy Institute in Washington DC, and founder of Family Process, the basic journal in the field. Dr. Jay Haley passed away in 2007.
Madeleine Richeport-Haley, PhD, is an anthropologist filmmaker who trained with Milton Erickson. She has collaborated with her husband, Jay Haley, for 18 years producing therapy training films, and the book The Art of Strategic Therapy. Her work includes mental health consultant to WHO, National Geographic, and documentaries appearing on PBS. She has added a cross-cultural healing perspective to the therapy field.
Foreword Braulio Montalvo, MA ix
How to Be a Wise Child 11
Raising Kids 39
Young People 65
Leaving Home 77
Retirement and Aging 121
Interviews Jay Haley 131
Bibliography of Works Jay Haley 173
Films Jay Haley Madeleine Richeport-Haley 185