Some Stories are Better than Others: Doing What Works in Brief Therapy and Managed Care

Some Stories are Better than Others: Doing What Works in Brief Therapy and Managed Care

by Michael F. Hoyt
     
 

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There are stories that we use to explain what happened to us twenty years ago or last wee, those we use to explain why the world works the way it does, and those that we sue to "fix" the world when it doesn't work the way other stories said it should. And as the author points out in this collection of essays and interviews, some of these stories are better than

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There are stories that we use to explain what happened to us twenty years ago or last wee, those we use to explain why the world works the way it does, and those that we sue to "fix" the world when it doesn't work the way other stories said it should. And as the author points out in this collection of essays and interviews, some of these stories are better than others. This book is an investigation into which might be the better stories and how they can help clients reach their goals in therapy. This book contains fifteen essays and interviews written or co-written by Michael Hoyt. The collection represents Dr. Hoyt's recent thinking on helping clients with the brief, future-orientated therapeutic approaches.

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In 15 essays and interviews, Hoyt (psychology, U. of California-San Francisco) uses the theoretical lens of narrative construction to discuss various issues regarding constructive therapies, brief treatment, and some of the promises and problems of managed care. Fundamentally he argues that how clients make stories of their experience does much to determine what they see and what they do not. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134943258
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
296
File size:
3 MB

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Nicholas A. Cummings
Profound! Hoyt's grasp and knowledge of the material is astounding. This carefully selected collection of essays, interviews, and articles engages the reader at the forefront of today's issues. I would like to see this book on the shelf of every mental health practitioner and in the library of every university and professional school that offers an APA-approved doctoral clinical training program. (Nicholas A. Cummings, PhD, President, Foundation for Behavioral Health)

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