Doing What Works in Brief Therapy Book

Doing What Works in Brief Therapy

  • Author : Ellen K. Quick
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2008-03-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0080557325

Doing What Works in Brief Therapy Book Description :

Doing What Works in Brief Therapy: A Strategic Solution Focused Approach is both a set of procedures for the therapist and a philosophy– one that is shared with clients and one that guides the work of the therapist. This second edition continues its excellence in offering clinicians a guide to doing what works in brief therapy- for whom, and when and how to use it. Psychotherapy that follows these guidelines validates the client’s most important concerns – and it often turns out to be surprisingly brief. Author, Ellen Quick integrates strategic and solution focused therapy and includes guidelines for tailoring technique and interventions to client characteristics and preferences. With clinically rich examples throughout, this book offers applications for couples, including indications for individual or conjoint sessions. Chapter summaries highlighting key points Presents ways of eliciting what clients most want to remember Describes the "Doing What Works Group," including outcome research findings and all materials needed to run the group Addresses the relationship among the positive psychology movement and this approach and the potential for collaboration Emphasizes an acceptance-based stance and how acceptance commonly leads to change Proposes that "doing what works and changing what doesn't" can provide a transtheoretical perspective for therapists of any orientation

Doing What Works in Brief Therapy Book

Doing What Works in Brief Therapy

  • Author : Ellen K. Quick
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1996-04-19
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 0080530494

Doing What Works in Brief Therapy Book Description :

The first of its kind, Doing What Works in Brief Therapy is a guidebook to strategic solution focused therapy, a model which combines the principles and techniques of the Mental Research Institute's brief strategic therapy and the Brief Family Therapy Center's solution focused therapy. The book explains how the strategic emphasis on clarification of the problem and interruption of what does not work can complement and enhance the solution-focused emphasis on amplification of what does work. The text reviews the theory and presents specific treatment techniques. Case examples illustrate how the model has been used in brief, intermittent, and single-session therapy in a managed care setting. Brief psychotherapy doesn't have to result in chronic frustration for the therapist or superficial, second-rate care for the client. This book presents an approach that is upbeat, practical, and eminently workable in managed care. The reader learns to focus on critical issues with exquisite precision and to construct creative, individualized interventions that amplify what works and interrupt what does not. Integrates strategic therapy and solution focused therapy Includes guidelines for intervention and when to do what Provides applications for couples: indications for separate or joint sessions Considers both therapy and medication as successful and unsuccessful solutions Features excerpts and clinically rich examples

Some Stories are Better than Others Book

Some Stories are Better than Others

  • Author : Michael F. Hoyt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-08-21
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134943180

Some Stories are Better than Others Book Description :

There are stories that we use to explain what happened to us twenty years ago or last wee, those we use to explain why the world works the way it does, and those that we sue to "fix" the world when it doesn't work the way other stories said it should. And as the author points out in this collection of essays and interviews, some of these stories are better than others. This book is an investigation into which might be the better stories and how they can help clients reach their goals in therapy. This book contains fifteen essays and interviews written or co-written by Michael Hoyt. The collection represents Dr. Hoyt's recent thinking on helping clients with the brief, future-orientated therapeutic approaches.

Doing Therapy Briefly Book

Doing Therapy Briefly

  • Author : Robert Bor
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2003-11-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230000551

Doing Therapy Briefly Book Description :

With lengthy waiting lists, reduced resources and demands for more clearly defined performance outcomes, more and more counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists are finding themselves under pressure to provide short-term treatment for their patients. In this book the authors argue that to work briefly counsellors need not just use a diluted version of their usual longer-term therapeutic model. They suggest that to work briefly is to work differently and they present the basic principles underlying a new trans-theoretical model.

Expectation Book


  • Author : Rubin Battino
  • Publisher : Crown House Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-06-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845906030

Expectation Book Description :

It is the author's contention that creating an environment where the client expects change is the foundation of doing effective very brief therapy. His own private practice is one where he rarely sees clients more than one or two times. Clients know in advance that this is the way that he works, and so their expectation is that during this session they are going to get down to the hard stuff. This means working as if each session were the last one. So, this book is about all of the things that are designed to work in a single-session mode.

Core Competencies in the Solution Focused and Strategic Therapies Book

Core Competencies in the Solution Focused and Strategic Therapies

  • Author : Ellen K. Quick
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2012-04-27
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136598272

Core Competencies in the Solution Focused and Strategic Therapies Book Description :

In the Solution-Focused and Strategic Therapy field this is a landmark book, the first to address all of the core and clinical competencies involved in running a practice, including learning and applying a conceptual map, developing and maintaining an effective therapeutic alliance, and intervention planning. With the patience of an experienced teacher and knowledge of a master therapist, Dr. Ellen Quick shows how to move from minimal competency to higher levels of proficiency. She addresses therapists from all of the behavioral health care disciplines and teaches them to tailor treatment to their clients’ unique strengths and proficiencies, discover and amplify what works, and change what doesn’t. Dr. Quick presents the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudinal components of each competency, with an emphasis on demonstrating their applications in actual clinical practice. Readers will appreciate that, by the end of the book, they will not only be able to demonstrate competence, which is a critical component of an evidence-based practice, but will also be excited to build proficiency in areas of special interest and expertise. The lessons learned in this book will allow readers to continue to advance their competency skills long after they have put it down.

Social Work Practice Research for the Twenty First Century Book

Social Work Practice Research for the Twenty First Century

  • Author : Anne E. Fortune
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231512640

Social Work Practice Research for the Twenty First Century Book Description :

Social work professionals must demonstrate their effectiveness to legislators and governments, not to mention clients and incoming practitioners. A thorough evaluation of the activities, ethics, and outcomes of social work practice is critical to maintaining investment and interest in the profession and improving the lives of underserved populations. Incorporating the concerns of a new century into a consideration of models for practice research, this volume builds on the visionary work of William J. Reid (1928-2003) who transformed social work research through empirically based and task-centered approaches-and, more recently, synthesized intervention knowledge for framing future study. This collection reviews the task-centered model and other contemporary Evidence-Based Practice models for working with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Essays demonstrate the value of these pragmatic approaches in the United States and international settings. Contributors summarize state-of-the-art methods in several key fields of service, including children and families, aging, substance abuse, and mental health. They also evaluate the research movement itself, outlining an agenda for today's sociopolitical landscape and the profession. This volume inspires practice research to prioritize evidence as a base for the profession.

Brief Therapy Book

Brief Therapy

  • Author : Jeffrey K. Zeig
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 087630577X

Brief Therapy Book Description :

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Case Conceptualization Book

Case Conceptualization

  • Author : Len Sperry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-12-20
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136273209

Case Conceptualization Book Description :

This is the type of book instructors, trainees, and clinicians need—a short text that demystifies the case conceptualization process and provides a streamlined method for learning and mastering this competency. It presents an integrative model for conceptualizing cases, dispels common myths about case conceptualization, and provides straightforward guidelines and strategies for mastering this essential competency. Writing clinically useful case conceptualizations is no longer optional today, and this training guide is the only resource you will need to increase your expertise and incorporate this competency in professional practice. Five detailed clinical case studies are referred to throughout the book, and exercises are presented at the end of the last five chapters to help readers in deriving Cognitive-Behavioral, Dynamic, Solution-Focused, Biopsychosocial, and Adlerian case conceptualizations from an integrative assessment. Drs. Len and Jonathan Sperry also address cultural sensitivity and offer guidelines for developing cultural conceptualizations and selecting culturally-sensitive treatments. All techniques are easy to understand and use, ensuring that readers will master this competency and feel confident applying it to difficult cases.

Doing Something Different Book

Doing Something Different

  • Author : Thorana S. Nelson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-01-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136949722

Doing Something Different Book Description :

Many books on solution-focused brief therapy provide histories, overviews, and uses of the approach. Doing Something Different does not do any of those things. Instead, it provides those interested in the solution-focused approach with a plethora of ideas for practice, training, and simply enjoying the solution-focused approach and its practice in therapy, consulting, coaching, and training. It contains a varied and rich array of interventions, training ideas, uses with different populations and approaches, and resources written by contributors who represent many countries and viewpoints, and who are well known in the training and practice of the solution-focused approach. Chapters are presented in simple language, as befits the solution-focused approach, and complement the many serious and whimsical sections of the book, which include practice and training ideas, favorite quotes and stories, “outrageous” moments in therapy, and a list of solution-focused songs. Anyone who enjoys the approach in any manner should find something that grabs the interest and tickles the senses and sensibilities. Readers will come away informed, thoughtful, and entertained.

Solution Focused Counseling in Schools Book

Solution Focused Counseling in Schools

  • Author : John J. Murphy
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-01-29
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119026358

Solution Focused Counseling in Schools Book Description :

The third edition of this widely adopted text covers the philosophical foundations and nuts-and-bolts of using solution-focused counseling to help preschool–12 students resolve problems. Dr. Murphy’s practical and respectful approach has been successfully applied throughout the world by school counselors, counselors-in-training, psychologists, social workers, teachers, administrators, and clinicians who work with young clients. His empowering techniques help students focus on doing what works as simply and efficiently as possible by using their strengths, resources, wisdom, and feedback. This edition includes new chapters and information on the restrictive influence of problems, strategies for building positive relationships, collecting client feedback to monitor and improve services, and coconstructing solvable problems and reachable goals. Real-life case examples, sample dialog from counseling sessions, discussion and practice exercises, troubleshooting tips, and new and expanded appendixes enhance the book’s classroom and clinical utility. A complimentary test manual and PowerPoint slides for instructors’ use are available by written request to ACA. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Brief Counseling That Works Book

Brief Counseling That Works

  • Author : Gerald B. Sklare
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483332321

Brief Counseling That Works Book Description :

Everything you need for maximum counseling results in less time! Expert Gerald Sklare provides fresh insights and new applications for solution-focused brief counseling (SFBC). Learn to: • Conduct brief, short-term sessions that lead to rapid, observable change • Create well-defined client goals • Enable clients to envision and take steps toward a more hopeful future • Maximize your time for rapid, observable student progress • Use the solution-focused principles with reluctant clients • Conduct positive, goal-oriented parent conferences • Work with individuals in school and community settings You’ll find helpful flow charts and note sheets, and invaluable practice exercises.

Handbook of Solution Focused Brief Therapy Book

Handbook of Solution Focused Brief Therapy

  • Author : Scott D. Miller
  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass
  • Release Date : 1996-05-31
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015058283170

Handbook of Solution Focused Brief Therapy Book Description :

This definitive guide for succeeding in an era of managed care offers mental health practitioners the tools for applying solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) techniques.

Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice Book

Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice

  • Author : Arnold M. Washton
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781572300774

Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice Book Description :

Flexible, nondogmatic, and eminently practical, the book focuses on "what works" in addressing SUDs from initial assessment through early, middle, and later stages of treatment."--Jacket.

Becoming a Brief Therapist  Part Four Further Collected Works Book

Becoming a Brief Therapist Part Four Further Collected Works

  • Author : Dan Jones
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008-08
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 1409227928

Becoming a Brief Therapist Part Four Further Collected Works Book Description :

This book is the final book in a series of four books dedicated to helping you to become an effective brief therapist. Book Four is a collection of articles, papers and answered questions that delves deeper into my approach to brief therapy. The book covers how to adapt what you know to a variety of situations and to move beyond doing just doing techniques into mastering the art of brief therapy. The author has over 15 years experience working predominantly in the areas of Depression; Anxiety; Phobia and Trauma Treatment (including PTSD, OCD and other anxiety problems)

Collaborative  Competency based Counseling and Therapy Book

Collaborative Competency based Counseling and Therapy

  • Author : Bob Bertolino
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015051283938

Collaborative Competency based Counseling and Therapy Book Description :

This is the first book to fully explore a collaborative, competency-based orientation to counseling and psychotherapy. Based on 40 years of outcome research examining what works in therapy, mental health professionals are introduced to numerous ways of collaborating with clients from assessment through intervention and termination. Throughout the book, ideas are offered to illustrate how mental health professionals can promote the therapeutic relationship and facilitate positive change through respectful and effective practices. This book introduces readers to the importance of language in both the construction of problems and solutions. Readers are offered multiple ways of using language as a vehicle for promoting change. While new ideas are offered, the book also honors traditional theoretical underpinnings while challenging readers to work collaboratively with clients to find out what works for them.For counseling students, practicing counselors, social workers, etc. This book offers the new clinician and the seasoned one a perspective that honors the contributions of clients and clinicians alike while working toward the achievement of realistic and attainable outcomes.

Crisis Intervention Handbook Book
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Crisis Intervention Handbook

  • Author : Albert R. Roberts
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN 10 : 019513365X

Crisis Intervention Handbook Book Description :

The handbook prepares the counselor or social service worker for rapid assessment and timely crisis prevention during this widely used brief treatment modality.

Object Relations Brief Therapy Book

Object Relations Brief Therapy

  • Author : Michael Stadter
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Release Date : 2009-04-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765706911

Object Relations Brief Therapy Book Description :

Object Relations Brief Therapy combines practical techniques with the depth of object relations theory, the wisdom of previous brief therapy writers, and, most notably, an emphasis on the unique therapeutic relationship. Often, therapists despair of doing any meaningful work in brief therapy. To this, Michael Stadter suggests the following pragmatic approach, 'think dynamically, address some underlying issue(s) and do what you can.' Specifically, the book emphasizes the depth of understanding of human experience that comes from an object relations perspective; the insight and experiential vitality of attention to the therapeutic relationship including its real, transferential, and countertransferential elements; the impact of the psychodynamic techniques that have been carefully studied and delineated by brief therapy writers such as Davanloo, Horowitz, Malan, Strupp, and Binder; and the flexibility of an eclectic approach that thoughtfully and selectively incorporates non-psychodynamic interventions. Therapists do not have to 'escape' managed care, according to Stadter. Rather, they need to learn how to deal with it in a way that preserves their integrity and enables them to practice the kind of healing psychotherapy they know how to do. In today's health care climate, Object Relations Brief Therapy is a much-needed guide for committed therapists. This new paperback edition includes a preface reviewing more recent developments in the area of brief therapy.

Solution Focused Practice Around the World Book

Solution Focused Practice Around the World

  • Author : Kirsten Dierolf
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-10
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429649127

Solution Focused Practice Around the World Book Description :

Solution Focused Practice Around the World provides an exploration of the diverse uses of SF and offers fascinating insights into how the Solution Focused approach is currently used in many applications around the globe. Bringing together prominent authors, practitioners and trainers, the collection is divided into five sections: theory; therapeutic applications; working with children and adolescents; coaching and working with organisations. Originating from the first international conference on Solution Focused practice spanning all applications of the approach, the chapters provide a grounding in the theory and practice, and an exploration of the breadth and depth of Solution Focused therapy. All practitioners of the Solution Focused approach globally as well as those working in the wider fields of therapy, social work, education, coaching and human resources will benefit from this text and the applicability of the inherent theories to their area of expertise.

Psychopathology Book


  • Author : Susan Walker Gray
  • Publisher : Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062858777

Psychopathology Book Description :

Features information outlining the competency based model for psychopathology, including cases illustrating the model in action. Presents strategies for building on client's strengths and resilience.