Like its predecessor, Constructive Therapies, Volume 1, this engaging book presents a range of creative, time- effective approaches for helping clients build on their competencies and develop their own solutions. In-depth interviews with Michael White, Steve de Shazer, Bill O'Hanlon, Donald Meichenbaum, and Kenneth Gergen are incorporated with other clinically oriented chapters from well-known therapists. Topics covered include different styles of constructive therapy, the externalization and deconstruction of problems, narrative work with ADHD-diagnosed children, a solution-focused approach for dealing with cases of domestic violence, EMDR and the MRI interactional approach, actualizing the empty self in psychotherapy, emotional and spiritual healing, and more. Illustrative case examples are featured throughout.
About the Author
Michael F. Hoyt, PhD, is Director of Adult Psychiatric Services at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward, California, and serves on the Clinical Faculty of the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco. Widely published on brief therapy and related topics, Dr. Hoyt is the author of Brief Therapy and Managed Care (1995), coeditor (with Simon H. Budman and Steven Friedman) of The First Session in Brief Therapy (Guilford, 1992), and editor of volume one of Constructive Therapies (Guilford, 1994). A multitheoretical thinker and expert clinician, he is an internationally respected lecturer.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Some Stories Are Better than Others, Michael F. Hoyt
2. On Ethics and the Spiritualities of the Surface: A Conversation with Michael White, Michael F. Hoyt and Gene Combs
3. Solution Building and Language Games: A Conversation with Steve de Shazer, Michael F. Hoyt
4. Welcome to Possibilityland: A Conversation with Bill O'Hanlon, Michael F. Hoyt
5. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder from a Narrative Constructivist Perspective: A Conversation with Donald Meichenbaum, Michael F. Hoyt
6. Consulting the Problem about the Problematic Relationship: An Exercise for Experiencing a Relationship with an Externalized Problem, Sallyann Roth and David Epston
7. Narrative Approaches with Children Labeled "ADHD," David Nylund and Victor Corsiglia
8. A Solution-Focused Approach to Safety in Cases of Domestic Violence, Charles E. Johnson and Jeffrey Goldman
9. When the Past is Present: A Conversation about EMDR and the MRI Interactional Approach, Clifford Levin, Francine Shapiro, and John Weakland
10. The Relational Self: The Expanding of Love Beyond Desire, Stephen G. Gilligan
11. No Self? No Problem! Actualizing Empty Self in Psychotherapy, Robert Rosenbaum and John Dyckman
12. Core Transformation: A Brief Therapy Approach to Emotional and Spiritual Healing, Connirae Andreas and Tamara Andreas
13. A Golfer's Guide to Brief Therapy (With Footnotes for Baseball Fans), Michael F. Hoyt
14. Three Styles of Constructive Therapy, Haim Omer
15. Resource-Focused Therapy, Bradford Kenney and Wendel Ray
16. Postmodernism, the Relational Self, Constructive Therapies, and Beyond: A Conversation with Gergen, Michael F. Hoyt
Appendix A: Songs for Constructive Therapists
Appendix B: Unmuddying the Waters
Practicing clinicians; students and researchers of psychotherapy and family therapy. Serves as a text for graduate-level psychotherapy courses.