The Handbook of Constructive Therapies: Innovative Approaches from Leading Practitioners / Edition 1

The Handbook of Constructive Therapies: Innovative Approaches from Leading Practitioners / Edition 1

by Michael F. Hoyt
     
 

The Handbook of Constructive Therapies provides a highly practical guide to many innovative therapeutic techniques that have come to be known as constructive therapies.Written by leading theoreticians and clinicians, this extraordinary compAndium represents a variety of contemporary therapeutic schools'including solution-focused, narrative, collaborative language

See more details below

Overview

The Handbook of Constructive Therapies provides a highly practical guide to many innovative therapeutic techniques that have come to be known as constructive therapies.Written by leading theoreticians and clinicians, this extraordinary compAndium represents a variety of contemporary therapeutic schools'including solution-focused, narrative, collaborative language systems, reflecting team, interactional, and neo-Ericksonian-that all share an optimistic view of people as resourceful individuals who, for better or worse, construct their own psychological realities. These approaches emphasize respectful collaboration and focus on the strengths and resources of the client. Constructive therapies look more to where people want to go rather than to where they have been.This ground-breaking book is designed to be a user's guide for both the seasoned professional and beginning practitioner. The Handbook of Constructive Therapies reveals how clinicians can have a fuller appreciation of the powers of language and imagination and shows how to incorporate the qualities of caring, collaboration, and respect for a client's abilities. The twenty-two original chapters and extensive introduction are filled with creative concepts, specific techniques, and illustrative case examples that will help clinicians develop the skills they need to use these results-oriented therapies within their own practice. The authors show how to apply these approaches with a wide range of individuals and families including such difficult clients as violent men, troubled children, couples in conflict, people with eating disorders, victims of abuse, and others with severe and persistent problems. These timely innovations are user friAndly and well-suited to meet the demands for greater efficiency and accountability required in today's health care environment.The Handbook for Constructive Therapies is an invaluable aid for all clinicians who want to integrate their own insights and experiences

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787940447
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/10/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
1.13(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Introduction.

THEORETICAL PERSPECT.

Redecision Therapy: Through a Narrative Lens (J. Allen & B. Allen).

Generative Conversations: A Postmodern Approach to Conceptualizing and Working with Human Systems (H. Anderson & S. Levin).

Adlerian Psychotherapy as a Constructivist Psychotherapy (J. Carlson & L. Sperry).

How Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Belongs in the Constructivist Camp (A. Ellis).

Setting Aside the Model in Family Therapy (L. Hoffman).

Ericksonian Emergent Epistemologies: Embracing a New Paradigm (S. Lankton & C. Lankton).

Possibility Therapy: An Inclusive, Collaborative, Solution-Based Model of Psychotherapy (W. O'Hanlon).

Strange Attractors and the Transformation of Narratives in Family Therapy (C. Sluzki).

CONVERSATIONS AND SONGS.

Constructing Therapeutic Realities: A Conversation with Paul Watzlawick (P. Watzlawick & M. Hoyt).

Honoring Our Internalized Others and the Ethics of Caring: A Conversation with Karl Tomm (K. Tomm, et al.).

Interviewing Fear and Love: Implications for Narrative Therapy (R. Doan).

Master of Faster and The Problem Talks Back (J. Goldfield).

SPECIFIC CLINICAL APPLICATIONS.

Children's Stories, Children's Solutions: Social Constructionist Therapy for Children and Their Families (J. Cha).

Minimizing Hierarchy in Therapeutic Relationships: A Reflecting Team Approach (S. Cohen, et al.).

Escaping the Lost World of Impossibility: Honoring Clients' Language, Motivation and Theories of Change (B. Duncan, et al.).

Solution-Focused Couple Therapy: Helping Clients Construct Self-Fulfilling Realities (M. Hoyt & I. Berg).

Solution-Focused Ideas for Briefer Therapy with Longer-Term Clients (J. Kreider).

The Narrative Solutions Approach for Retelling Children's Stories: Using Preferred Views to Construct Useful Conversations (T. Lund & J. Eron).

19. A Narrative Approach to Anorexia: Discourse, Reflexivity, and Questions (S. Madigan).

Internalized Other Questioning with Men Who Are Violent (D. Nylund & V. Corsiglia) (with commentary by Alan Jenkins).

Using-Therapeutic Splits to Construct Empathic Narratives (H. Omer).

From "Either-Or" to "Both-And": Treating Dissociative Disorders Collaboratively (R. Schwarz).

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >