The Therapist's Notebook for Families: Solution-Oriented Exercises for Working with Parents, Children, and Adolescents

The Therapist's Notebook for Families: Solution-Oriented Exercises for Working with Parents, Children, and Adolescents

by Bob Bertolino, Gary Schultheis
     
 

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Help your clients facilitate positive changes with these innovative therapeutic exercises!

The Therapist's Notebook for Families empowers mental health professionals with clear, practical, easy-to-use therapeutic exercises for working with parents, adolescents, children, and families. These exercises will improve your effectiveness with clients, helping them… See more details below

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Help your clients facilitate positive changes with these innovative therapeutic exercises!

The Therapist's Notebook for Families empowers mental health professionals with clear, practical, easy-to-use therapeutic exercises for working with parents, adolescents, children, and families. These exercises will improve your effectiveness with clients, helping them to explore possibilities, find solutions, and create change in spite of difficult problems.

The current climate in the mental health field calls for professionals to be both effective and accountable. This book will help you to work more effectively and more respectfully with clients with an array of exercises designed to facilitate change processes.

These activities will help you and your clients in:

  • establishing goals and projected outcomes
  • changing unhealthy views
  • improving on their current style of action/interaction
  • identifying and amplifying change
  • managing setbacks
  • ending therapy
This volume include suggestions for the best ways to use the exercises as well as descriptions of the purpose of each activity. The Therapist's Notebook for Families will prove invaluable in your work with families!

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Editorial Reviews

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In the second edition of The Therapist’s Notebook for Families, Bob Bertolino has done a masterful job of using key psychotherapy change principles/mechanisms, based in research, to create practical and meaningful exercises that will help therapists, clients, and their family members engage in and move through the often difficult change process. These theoretically informed exercises are a must-have resource for both novice and seasoned therapists.—Adrian Blow, PhD, Associate Professor and Program Director, Couple and Family Therapy Program, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Michigan State University

The Therapist’s Notebook for Families provides a unique combination of exercises to build effective skills and processes to develop a professional disposition anchored in collaboration and strength-based philosophy. Dr. Bertolino is a leader in the field of solution-based therapies and provides innovative exercises that are applicable for students, supervisors, and new and experienced professionals. –Michael Kiener, PhD, CRC, Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling, Maryville University of St. Louis

If you are a solution-focused, solution-oriented, or solution-based family therapist, then The Therapis’st Notebook for Families is just the ticket for an effective, rewarding practice. Through this compendium of change-oriented exercises, Bob Bertolino demonstrates the many ways one can balance maintaining respect for families while challenging them to do different things and do things differently—all in ways that make impeccable sense and happen to be fun and engaging at the same time. Too many professional helpers can tell you what is wrong with a family and why. Very few can help family members effectively and efficiently create antidotes for the difficulties that ail them. This book is an invitation to step away from the dark side of problem-saturated practice into the light of solution-talk and family transformation that makes a difference. —Jay Memmott, MSW, PhD, Chair and MSW Program Director, University of South Dakota

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317708704
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/17/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
3 MB

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