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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.
Contains detailed conversations between client & therapist showing solution-focused therapy in action.
|Ch. 1||"Nothing... But an Interchange of Words"||3|
|Ch. 2||Language & Structure, Structure & Language||11|
|Ch. 3||Lacan's [W]hole||23|
|Ch. 4||Getting to the Surface of the Problem||29|
|Ch. 5||Bateson's "Epistemology": A Black [W]hole?||40|
|Ch. 6||Freud Was Wrong: Words Have Lost None of Their Magic||48|
|Ch. 7||Problem-Talk / Solution-Talk||65|
|Ch. 8||Getting to the "Problems" of the Surface||91|
|Ch. 9||Listening, or Taking What the Client Says Seriously||109|
|Ch. 10||"What Is Better?" after the First interview||135|
|Ch. 11||Constructing Stories of Success: Consultation Interviews||156|
|Ch. 12||Squeaking into a Five||185|
|Ch. 13||Surfaces: In Quest of a Solution||215|
|Ch. 14||Wait a Minute, That Would Be a Miracle!||241|