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Overview

Emerging out of the traditions of Ericksonian, strategic, and solution-focused therapies, this book redescribes and reconceives brief therapy in light of postmodern and pragmatic thinking.
The result is personal consultation, with a focus on conversation and inquiries that gently guide the pursuit of desire. This approach embraces a diversity of longings, goals, and ways of being in the world.
The key question, underlying both the authors' research and their consultative conversations, is 'How can we create a space for dialogue and wonder, where purpose, preferences, and possibilities can emerge?'
This question leads to many others, which form the basis for the chapters of the book. Each inquiry is illustrated by case excerpts that show where this approach diverges from strategic and solution-focused questioning. The situations are difficult—crack addiction, marital separation, suicidal despair, etc.—and yet the consultant's stance of being 'curious with' the client leads to signs of hope and pathways toward a better future. In this pragmatic approach, previously unspoken desires take precedence over goals set by others, and what is preferred becomes possible.

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Reconceives brief therapy in light of postmodern and pragmatic thinking, focusing on conversation and inquiries that gently guide the pursuit of desire. Each inquiry is illustrated by case excerpts that show where this approach diverges from strategic and solution-focused questioning. In this pragmatic approach, previously unspoken desires take precedence over goals set by others, and what is preferred becomes possible. John Walter is a faculty member of American Healthcare Institute. Jane Peller is professor of social work at Northeastern Illinois University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393703252
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Professional Book Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 423,526
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane E. Peller, L.C.S.W., is professor of social work at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.

John L. Walter, M.S.W., is a well-known therapist and workshop presenter with a private practice in Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: Starting with Desire

  1. A Rewarding Professional Change:
      From Therapy to
Personal Consultation

  2. A Dramatic Paradigm Shift within the Field:
      From
Observation to Conversation

  3. Inspiring Inquiries:
      From Assumptions to
Explorations

  4. Creating a Space of Dialogue and Wonder:
      From
Interview to Conversation

  5. Inquiring of Desire:
      From Goals to Preferencing

  6. Inquiring of the Significance of Change:
      From
Means to Significance

  7. Inquiring of Possibilities through "Sign" Language:
      From Linear Thinking to Brainstorming

  8. Inquiring of Differences and Successes:
      From
Obstacles to Optimism

  9. Inviting Other Voices into the Conversation:
      From
Perceptual Frames to Conversation

10. Reflecting and Encouraging:
      From Feedback to
Mutual Reflections

11. A Personal Consultation from Beginning to End:
      Conversing about Trust and Clear- headedness

Conclusion: Ending-but Not Ending

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