Favorite Counseling and Therapy Techniques, Second Edition / Edition 2

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In the new edition of this highly popular book, Howard Rosenthal once again brings together a group of prominent therapists who share their insightful, pioneering, and favorite therapeutic techniques. These therapists include such well-known figures as Albert Ellis, Arnold Lazarus, William Glasser, Raymond Corsini, and Allen E. Ivey. Many of the classic entries in the previous edition are once again included, some unaltered and others updated, while several new chapters have been added to reflect the newest advancements in the counseling field. For practitioners wondering what methods to use when working with clients and what they can prescribe for them between sessions, or for those who simply are interested in gaining insight into the thoughts and minds of such eminent therapists, the more than 50 entries in this text are sure to be both highly useful and exciting reads.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415871044
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/22/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 426,908
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

About the Editor xiii

Chapter 1 Serendipitous Suggestion 1

Chapter 2 The Dark Side of Techniques 19

Chapter 3 Techniques 29

Systems-Centered Therapy for Groups and Individuals Yvonne M. Agazarian 29

Behavioral Components of Self-Expression Robert E. Alberti 37

Resolving Grief Steve Andreas 43

Vocational Fantasy: An Empowering Technique Edward S. Beck 47

Changing Core Beliefs: Use of the Core Belief Worksheet Judith S. Beck 51

From Subtraction to Addition Dorothy S. Becvar Raphael J. Becvar 55

Utilizing Honest Communication in the Treatment of Personality and Substance Abuse Disorders Marla Berg-Weger Julie Birkenmaier 57

The Storyboard: Envisioning a Future with Possibilities Bob Bertolino 61

Inner Committee Claudia Black 67

Psychodynamic Uncovering Technique (PUT) John D. Boyd 73

Humility, Augmented by the Deep Breath Technique Peter R. Breggin 77

Hypnotically Enhanced Interactive Cognitive Rehearsal W. Gary Cannon 81

Providing Direction: My Favorite Light Bulb Techniques: Questions to Create Illumination Jon Carlson 85

Turning the Tables on the Client: Making the Client the Counselor Raymond J. Corsini 87

The Use of Symbols and Rituals in Psychotherapy Richard H. Cox 93

The SAEB System (Symptoms, Automatic Thoughts, Emotions, and Behavior) in the Treatment and Conceptualization of Panic Attacks Frank M. Dattilio 97

Vigorous Disputing of Irrational Beliefs in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Albert Ellis 115

Art Therapy Phoebe Farris-Dufrene 117

Voice Therapy Robert W. Firestone 121

Sober Man Exercise Chris Frey 125

Working From Client Experiential Vignettes Sterling K. Gerber 129

Perceptions: Changing the Picture Samuel T. Gladding 133

Reality Therapy and Choice Theory William Glasser 137

Using Stories in Therapy with Children and Families Larry Golden 145

Memory Work with Children Linda Goldman 149

Creating Vision, Mission, and Values for Couples in Counseling Russell Grieger 151

Assertion Strategies Paul A. Hauck 155

Structuring Post Decree Co-Parenting Sessions Lorna Hecker 159

Dereflection for Depression Rosemary Henrion 163

The Last Five Minutes Technique Joseph W. Hollis 165

Community Genogram: Identifying Strengths Allen E. Ivey 167

The ABC Model of Crisis Intervention Kristi Kanel 171

"Read All About it!" Making Headlines for Your Clients Bradford Keeney Kristi Lawson Melissa Roose 177

Relationship-Centered Counseling: An Integrative Humanistic Approach for Diverse Populations Eugene W. Kelly Jr. 181

Creative Collection of Therapeutic Adventures: Feelings, Fears, and Worries Melissa T. Korenblat-Hanin 185

The SET Communication System Strategy Jerold J. Kreisman 195

Time Tripping Arnold A. Lazarus 199

The Four-Step Experiential Session for Deep-Seated Personality Change Alvin R. Mahrer 203

Memory Collage Jean Marnocha Beth Haasl 207

Therapeutic Assessment Scott T. Meier 209

Techniques for Managing Silence in Therapy Clifton Mitchell 213

Analogical Listening Robert A. Neimeyer 223

"Virtual Dream" Stories Robert A. Neimeyer Douglas C. Smith 227

Creating Spa in Counseling Richard C. Nelson 231

Support and Challenge: Use of Metaphor as a Higher Level Empathic Response Edward Neukrug 237

Social Therapy Fred Newman 241

Imaginal Desensitization for Problem Gamblers Lia Nower 245

Gaining Rapport and a Common Base of Understanding: Defining Rational Reality on Which to Build Through Counseling Donald L. Peters 249

Wally the Worrying Warthog Janie J. Plaxco 253

Dealing with Silence: The Turtle Analogy for Psychotherapists and Counselors John E. Poarch 257

Olfactory Conditioning: The Sweet Aroma of Post-Hypnotics Howard G. Rosenthal 261

Progressive Relaxation and Cognitive Desensitization Uma A. Segal 267

Using Early Memories to Elicit Complementarity in Couples Counseling Steven Slavik 273

Puppet Reflecting Teams in Family Therapy Catherine Ford Sori 281

Personality Disorders: A Quick and Reliable Strategy for Screening and Diagnosing Axis II Disorders Len Sperry 291

Life-Play Fantasy Exercise Robert Taibbi 299

Well-Being Scale: An Assessment Tool for Caregivers Susan Steiger Tebb 303

Post-Traumatic Loss Debriefing Rosemary A. Thompson 307

Draw Your Family Table/Family-O-Gram James P. Trotzer 317

The Technique of Nucleus Therapy Eileen Walkenstein 321

Bibliotherapy Bea Wehrly 325

The "Telephone" Technique William J. Weikel 329

Body Scan Ira David Welch 331

Rational Emotive Imagery (REI) Jerry Wilde 333

Client Inner Self-Evaluation: A Necessary Prelude to Change Robert E. Wubbolding 337

Chapter 4 Recommendations for Effectively Implementing Counseling and Therapy Techniques 341

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