A classic that teaches you how to think in a contextually sensitive, directive, and goal-focused way. A highly readable and practical volume that focuses on solving problems within the context of the entire social unitthe family, the school, the community.
About the Author
Jay Douglas Haley was one of the founding figures of brief and family therapy in general and of the strategic model of psychotherapy, and he was one of the more accomplished teachers, clinical supervisors, and authors in these disciplines.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Problem-Solving Therapy.
1. Conducting the First Interview.
2. Giving Directives.
3. Communication as Bits and Metaphor.
4. Communication: Sequence and Hierarchy.
5. Therapy in Stages.
6. Marriage Therapy as a Triangle.
7. Problems in Training Therapists.
8. Ethical Issues in Therapy.
Case Report: A Modern "Little Hans''.