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The Heroic Client / Edition 1
     

The Heroic Client / Edition 1

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by Barry L. Duncan, Scott D. Miller, Jacqueline A. Sparks, Jacqueline Sparks
 

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ISBN-10: 0787972401

ISBN-13: 9780787972400

Pub. Date: 03/05/2004

Publisher: Wiley

In this controversial book, psychologists Barry Duncan and Scott Miller, cofounders of the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change, challenge the traditional focus on diagnosis, "silver bullet" techniques, and magic pills, exposing them as empirically bankrupt practices that only diminish the role of clients and hasten therapy's extinction. Instead, they

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In this controversial book, psychologists Barry Duncan and Scott Miller, cofounders of the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change, challenge the traditional focus on diagnosis, "silver bullet" techniques, and magic pills, exposing them as empirically bankrupt practices that only diminish the role of clients and hasten therapy's extinction. Instead, they advocate for the long-ignored but most crucial factor in therapeutic success-the innate resources of the client. Based on extensive clinical research and case studies, The Heroic Client not only shows how to harness the client's powers of regeneration to make therapy effective, but also how to enlist the client as a partner to make therapy accountable. The Heroic Client inspires therapists to boldly rewrite the drama of therapy, recast clients in their rightful role as heroes and heroines of the therapeutic stage, and legitimize their services to third-party payers without the compromises of the medical model.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787972400
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/05/2004
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
220,674
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.78(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Revised Edition (Bruce E. Wampold).

Foreword to the First Edition (Larry E. Beutler).

Preface.

1. Therapy at the Crossroads.

2. The Myth of the Medical Model.

3. Becoming Client Directed.

4. Becoming Outcome Informed with Lynn Johnson, Jeb Brown, and Morten Anker.

5 The Client’s Theory of Change with Susanne Coleman, Lisa Kelledy, and Steven Kopp.

6 The Myth of the Magic Pill with Grace Jackson, Roger P. Greenberg, and Karen Kinchin.

7 Planet Mental Health.

Epilogue: A Tale of Two Therapies.

Appendixes.

I. A First-Person Account of Mental Health Services (Ronald Bassman).

II. Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Resource Information (Ronald Bassman).

III. Five Questions About Psychotherapy.

IV. Outcome Rating Scale and Session Rating Scale; Experimental Versions for Children.

References.

About the Authors.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for people interested in the mental health field. It offers a fresh perspective on the client counselor relationship. The book is good at explaining how it is easy for therapists to get caught up in the theories or models for change while neglecting the most important aspect: the client. Through case examples it demonstrates that clients are the best at coming up with their own theory of change. The role of the therapist is to bring out the strengths of the clients and facilitate them through the changing process. The authors do not hide their opinion in this book and that is explained in the preface. If you are familiar with person centered therapy by Carl Rogers then I think you will like this book.