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In Search of Solutions: A New Direction in Psychotherapy / Edition 2

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Overview

First published in 1989, In Search of Solutions is a classic statement on the concepts, methodologies, and goals of solution-oriented therapy.
Recognized leaders in the solution-oriented movement, O’Hanlon and Weiner-Davis provide guidelines for clinicians in implementing solution-oriented language and explain how to avoid dead ends. Now available in paperback, including new material to bring the reader up-to-date on advances in this growing field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393704372
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/15/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 499,936
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill O’Hanlon, is a founder of Possibility and Inclusive Therapies and is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including Out of the Blue, Becoming A Published Therapist, and Quick Steps to Resolving Trauma. He is a Diplomate, Board Member, Fellow and Master Therapist in the American Psychotherapy Association and was awarded the "Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year" in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit his website for more information: BillOHanlon.com.

Michele Weiner-Davis, Ph.D. is an internationally known relationship expert, marriage educator, best-selling author and psychotherapist, specializing in a solution-oriented approach aimed at helping people change their lives quickly and painlessly.

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Table of Contents

Preface to Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The Evolution of Psychotherapy: From Explanations and Problems to Solutions 10
2 Challenging Assumptions: Furnishing Premises for Solution-Oriented Therapy 26
3 The Uncertainty Principle in Therapy: Co-creating Solvable Problems 51
4 Watch Your Language: Having a Conversation for Change 60
5 The Session as Intervention: The Components of Solution-Oriented Interviewing 75
6 Prescriptions for Change: Altering the Doing and the Viewing of the Problem 126
7 Amplifying and Maintaining Change: Keeping the Ball Rolling 145
8 The Road Not Taken: Paths to Avoid in Therapy 163
9 Ready, Fire, Aim: Putting Solution-Oriented Therapy into Practice 179
A Conversation 182
References 199
Index 203
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