The Therapist's Toolbox: 26 Tools and an Assortment of Implements for the Busy Therapist / Edition 1

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Overview

Aimed at practice with individual adults and couples, this manual is a collection of nonsense, helpful techniques drawn from Susan E. Carrell’s vast experience throughout her career. Each technique is complete and easy to implement in a single session. The author’s jargon-free, down-to-earth writing style makes each technique easy to understand and effective to use. Carrell provides treatment objective and diagnostic aids to help the clinician meet requirements for treatment planning, as well extensive examples from her own practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761922643
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/21/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 820,865
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Carrell, RN, MS, LPC, is a therapist in private practice in Allenspark, Colorado. Previously, she was the Episcopal Chaplain for Missouri State University and Drury University. She was a substance abuse counselor for adolescents in an inpatient treatment facility and a psychiatric nurse clinician for hospitalized adolescents. She has been the owner and director of a state-certified alcohol and drug education program for youth. She also facilitated groups for high-risk adolescents in public high schools. She is author of Group Exercises for Adolescents: A Manual for Therapists (Sage Publications, 1st Edition, 1993, 2nd Edition, 2000) The Therapist’s Toolbox: 26 Tools and an Assortment of Implements for the Busy Therapist (Sage Publications, 2001) and Escaping Toxic Guilt: 5 Proven Steps to Free Yourself from Guilt for Good (Mc Graw-Hill, 2008).

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: HAMMERS, SAWS, SCREWDRIVERS, AND PLIERS: TOOLS FOR EVERY PROJECT
Beyond the Genogram
Sand-Tray Therapy for Adults
Who Am I Becoming?
Discovering the Inner Child
Dream a Little Dream
The Life Line
Family Memories
Every Now and Zen
Meditation and Mindfulness for the Beginner
Journaling 101
Favorite Fairy Tale
PART TWO: GROUT, GLUE, PUTTY, AND FILLER: TOOLS FOR COUPLES WORK
The Couples Love Story
The Paper Exercise
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Letting Go
Resurrecting the Dead Relationship
Jake Got a Dog
The Talking Stick
A Soulful Relationship
Nurturing the Mythical, Magical Images of Love
PART THREE: MEASURING TAPE, LEVELS, AND PLUMBS: TOOLS FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS
Finding a Safe Place
Thin Places, A Way to Talk about God
Enmeshment
Deconstructing the Net
Rock-Hard Resolve
Holding On
A Matter Of Perspective
Bridging the Gap
Getting beyond Insight
Field Trips
Rituals and Other Blessings
The Mother Interview
Necessary Journeys
PART FOUR: NAILS, TACKS AND HOOKS: SMALL BUT ESSENTIAL
Nails, Tacks and Hooks

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