Words Were Originally Magic / Edition 1

Words Were Originally Magic / Edition 1

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by Steve de Shazer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393701700

ISBN-13: 9780393701708

Pub. Date: 05/28/1994

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

While this book evolves naturally from de Shazer's earlier works, here he abandons his characteristically terse style.
In explicating how language works in therapy, he ranges widely, citing and critiquing Lacan, Bateson, Ackerman, and Weakland, among others. But the heart of this book can be found in the detailed conversations between client and therapist that

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While this book evolves naturally from de Shazer's earlier works, here he abandons his characteristically terse style.
In explicating how language works in therapy, he ranges widely, citing and critiquing Lacan, Bateson, Ackerman, and Weakland, among others. But the heart of this book can be found in the detailed conversations between client and therapist that show solution-focused therapy in action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393701708
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1"Nothing... But an Interchange of Words"3
Ch. 2Language & Structure, Structure & Language11
Ch. 3Lacan's [W]hole23
Ch. 4Getting to the Surface of the Problem29
Ch. 5Bateson's "Epistemology": A Black [W]hole?40
Ch. 6Freud Was Wrong: Words Have Lost None of Their Magic48
Ch. 7Problem-Talk / Solution-Talk65
Ch. 8Getting to the "Problems" of the Surface91
Ch. 9Listening, or Taking What the Client Says Seriously109
Ch. 10"What Is Better?" after the First interview135
Ch. 11Constructing Stories of Success: Consultation Interviews156
Ch. 12Squeaking into a Five185
Ch. 13Surfaces: In Quest of a Solution215
Ch. 14Wait a Minute, That Would Be a Miracle!241
Ch. 15Epilogue272
References275
Index281

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Words Were Originally Magic 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SHENG0 More than 1 year ago
I was very impressed by the quality of the book. Steve de Shazer was an amazing therapist and pioneer in his field.