ISBN-10:
1557987939
ISBN-13:
9781557987938
Pub. Date:
10/28/2001
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Therapy with Difficult Clients: Using the Precursors Model to Awaken Change / Edition 1

Therapy with Difficult Clients: Using the Precursors Model to Awaken Change / Edition 1

by Fred J. Hanna

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Therapy with Difficult Clients: Using the Precursors Model to Awaken Change / Edition 1

In Therapy With Difficult Clients, Fred J. Hanna suggests that therapeutic change hinges on seven factors. If the client has hope that change is attainable, feels the necessity to change, is aware, is willing to experience anxiety or difficulty and willing to confront issues, if the client will exert will or effort and has social support, the prognosis will be positive, no matter what the therapist's theoretical orientation or techniques. On the other hand, if these change catalysts, or precursors, are absent or deficient, there will be roadblocks to therapeutic change no matter how skilled the therapist, how potent the theory, or how close the relationship. The good news for any therapist who has ever encountered a client who believes change is frightening, unattainable, or a waste of time, is that the obstacles are not insurmountable. In this practical guide, Hanna offers a tool for assessing clients' readiness for change. He offers an abundance of strategies, examples, and insights for enhancing the precursors that are lacking and leveraging those that are present. This model offers invaluable guidance for the stalled client and therapist alike.

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ISBN-13: 9781557987938
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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