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The Tactics of Change

The Tactics of Change Author Richard Fisch
ISBN-10 UOM:39015004441948
Release 1982
Pages 302
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A comprehensive and detailed manual of psychotherapy for treating a wide range of clinical problems briefly and effectively. Includes case studies with commentary explaining the reasons for the therapist's actions; concludes with a summary of the basic principles of brief therapy and their application to many kinds of human problems.



Systems Theory and Family Therapy

Systems Theory and Family Therapy Author Raphael J. Becvar
ISBN-10 9780761869825
Release 2017-10-20
Pages 118
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This book provides an overview of the basic concepts of a systems theoretical perspective using families and family therapy as examples and illustrations of their application in professional practice. This meta-perspective focuses on viewing problems in context. The difference between first-order and second-order cybernetics is explicated. Readers then are invited to see themselves as parts of the systems with which they are working consistent with a second-order cybernetics perspective. Along the way a difference between modernism and post-modernism as well as constructionism and social constructionism also are described. In addition, theories of individual and family development are presented with implications for their use in family therapy. The book concludes with more than 100 examples of how the meta-perspective of systems theory can be used in work with families.



Change Principles of Problem Formation and Problem Resolution

Change  Principles of Problem Formation and Problem Resolution Author Paul Watzlawick
ISBN-10 0393011046
Release 1974
Pages 172
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Three prominent American therapists detail their theories and strategies for promoting human change and dealing with related psychological problems.



Foundations of Family Therapy

Foundations of Family Therapy Author Lynn Hoffman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015004385426
Release 1981
Pages 377
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Of all the therapeutic modalities in force today, none shows greater promise for dramatic personal change than the fast-growing field of family therapy. Yet no discipline is more lacking in a unified theoretical framework.Now, in this brilliant new work, Lynn Hoffman, noted therapist and, with Jay Haley, author of Techniques of Family Therapy (Basic Books, 1968) provides the much-needed synthesis that weaves together the diverse themes and concepts around which family theory and therapy have evolved. Sweeping in its coverage, solidly researched yet consistently lively and readable, Foundations of Family Therapy is unique in the way it successfully bridges the gap between the family field and other social sciences.Starting with Gregory Bateson’s seminal ideas on social fields, the book examines key concepts that have come to family therapy from general systems theory, notably the cybernetic paradigm. The author looks closely at the early studies of combination patterns in “schizophrenic” families and then connects this research with related work on family typology and on the whole range of emotional disorders.The second part of the book explores the major schools of family therapy and such figures as Minuchin, Bowen, Whitaker, Haley, Erickson, and Ackerman, as well as the revolutionary work of Selvini Palazzoli and her associates in Milan.Bold in conception, beautifully integrative, Foundations of Family Therapy conveys the excitement of the growth of ideas, while at the same time giving the reader a systematic and coherent overview of family therapy as it is practiced today. Both clinicians and researchers will recognize it as the major synthesis of contemporary family therapy.



Pragmatics of Human Communication A Study of Interactional Patterns Pathologies and Paradoxes

Pragmatics of Human Communication  A Study of Interactional Patterns  Pathologies and Paradoxes Author Paul Watzlawick
ISBN-10 9780393707229
Release 2011-04-25
Pages 304
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The properties and function of human communication. Called “one of the best books ever about human communication,” and a perennial bestseller, Pragmatics of Human Communication has formed the foundation of much contemporary research into interpersonal communication, in addition to laying the groundwork for context-based approaches to psychotherapy. The authors present the simple but radical idea that problems in life often arise from issues of communication, rather than from deep psychological disorders, reinforcing their conceptual explorations with case studies and well-known literary examples. Written with humor and for a variety of readers, this book identifies simple properties and axioms of human communication and demonstrates how all communications are actually a function of their contexts. Topics covered in this wide-ranging book include: the origins of communication; the idea that all behavior is communication; meta-communication; the properties of an open system; the family as a system of communication; the nature of paradox in psychotherapy; existentialism and human communication.



Systematic Training in the Skills of Virginia Satir

Systematic Training in the Skills of Virginia Satir Author Sharon Loeschen
ISBN-10 0534231721
Release 1998
Pages 118
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This unique and practical text/workbook helps readers understand how Satir's concepts can be applied to the art of doing therapy. The author explains Satir's approach in a systematic way, demonstrating specific skills that can be used in therapy with individuals, couples, and families. Readers will find a conceptual framework for Satir's groundbreaking work, which emphasizes a description of the many skills she used, and training exercises to facilitate greater familiarity with these skills. Timely and practical, this book meets the needs of today's helping professional by addressing the human element, which is increasingly at risk in the era of managed care.



Milan Systemic Family Therapy

Milan Systemic Family Therapy Author Luigi Boscolo
ISBN-10 0465045960
Release 1987-12-21
Pages 352
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This long-awaited book is the first to offer a complete and clear presentation of the therapy of the Milan Associates, Luigi Boscolo and Gianfranco Cecchin. Based on cybernetic theory, their work has had dramatic success in helping families change behavior. This practical and enlightening book uses clinical cases and the fascinating conversations among the four authors to examine the relationship between Milan theory and practice.Transcripts of sessions conducted by Boscolo and Cecchin—which include a family that is hiding a history of incest and one dominated by an anorectic girl—provide vivid examples of family interaction and therapeutic imagination. In the accompanying conversations with Boscolo and Cecchin about these sessions, Hoffman and Penn take us behind the scenes to show how the therapists think through and conduct their therapy. These highly readable conversations clarify the essentials of the therapy, including hypothesizing, circular questioning, positive connotation, and crafting interventions. Like Milan therapy itself, the interviews are recursive; new ideas about the therapy feed back into the conversations and stimulate further revelations. A lengthy introduction sets the Milan approach in historical context, and introductions to the individual cases highlight the main ideas.



Family Therapy

Family Therapy Author Michael D. Reiter
ISBN-10 9781351617413
Release 2017-08-03
Pages 252
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Family Therapy: An Introduction to Process, Practice and Theory is a primer for students, professionals, and trainees to understand how family therapists conceptualize the problems people bring to therapy, utilize basic therapeutic skills to engage clients in the therapeutic process, and navigate the predominant models of family therapy. This text walks readers through each of these main areas via a straightforward writing style where they are provided with exercises and questions to help them develop the basic concepts and tools of being a family therapist. Upon finishing this book, students will have the foundational skills and knowledge needed to work relationally and systemically with clients.



Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy

Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy Author Megan J. Murphy
ISBN-10 9781317240440
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 336
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Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy, Second Edition builds upon the strong foundations of the first edition. This new edition addresses the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics as well as other professional organizations’ codes of ethics, and includes three new chapters: one on in-home family therapy, a common method of providing therapy to clients, particularly those involved with child protective services; one chapter on HIPAA and HITECH Regulations that practicing therapists need to know; and one chapter on professional issues, in which topics such as advertising, professional identity, supervision, and research ethics are addressed. This book is intended as a training text for students studying to be marriage and family therapists.



Narrative Therapy in Wonderland Connecting with Children s Imaginative Know How

Narrative Therapy in Wonderland  Connecting with Children s Imaginative Know How Author David Marsten
ISBN-10 9780393712117
Release 2016-11-08
Pages 320
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Recognizing the power of children’s imaginations in narrative therapy. Therapists may marvel at children's imaginative triumphs, but how often do they recognize such talents as vital to the therapy hour? Should therapists reserve a space for make-believe only when nothing is at stake, or might it be precisely those moments when something truly matters that imagination is most urgently needed? This book offers an alternative to therapeutic perspectives that treat children as vulnerable and helpless. It invites readers to consider how the imaginative gifts and knowledge of children, when supported by the therapist and family, can bring about dramatic change. The book begins with an account of the foundations of narrative theory. It explains how such elements as language, characterization, and suspense contribute to the coherence of a story and bring young people into focus. Each subsequent chapter provides specific suggestions for the practice of narrative therapy. Examples of the difficulties children face are offered, along with narrative interventions and tips for overcoming common barriers that can arise along the way. Readers will learn a variety of ready-to-implement strategies, including how to personify problems, compose letters to affirm children's identities, summon fairies to lend a helping hand, and many more. Sample dialogues between the authors, children, and their parents bring the application of each practice to life, illuminating how even the most stubborn problem can be outwitted, sometimes by mischievous means. With robust professional insight, Narrative Therapy in Wonderland will aid any practitioner in calling on children's imaginative know-how. How often can a young person be spotted diving headlong into a world of fantasy? This book explores the extraordinary fact that these young people may, upon arrival in Wonderland, be far better equipped to take on even dire challenges than when they remain "up above."



The Dream of Reality

The Dream of Reality Author Lynn Segal
ISBN-10 9781461301158
Release 2011-06-27
Pages 163
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What if there were no objective facts, no objective truth, only our belief in them? What if our consciousness itself is an unconscious invention, constructed out of logic and language? In this thought-provoking volume, Lynn Segal describes how the ideas of Heinz von Foerster compel us to explore the question "Do we discover the world or do we invent it?". He suggests that we must first know how we think before we can claim knowledge of the world. While Constructivism may seem relevant only to those in the cognitive sciences, it is, in fact, highly relevant to everyone. Paradoxically, grasping the limits of our own understanding can free us to live more creative and meaningful personal and professional lives.



Brief Psychotherapies

Brief Psychotherapies Author Tom H. Peake
ISBN-10 0765702959
Release 2000-10-01
Pages 236
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Brief Psychotherapies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Brief Psychotherapies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Brief Psychotherapies book for free.



Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth

Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth Author Julie Tilsen
ISBN-10 9780765709783
Release 2013
Pages 123
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Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youthis for practitioners who seek culturally responsive, socially-just ways of engaging queer youth in conversations that evoke imagination, provoke possibility, and honor the courageous resistance and arresting inventiveness of their young clients. The first therapy book that focuses on work with youth who construct queeridentities (as differentiated from essentialized gay or lesbian identities), it's also the first to draw on queer theory and constructionist philosophy to inform practice with queer youth. Case vignettes and reflective exercises suitable for classroom use are provided through the commentary of five queer youth who served as cultural consultants to the research and writing of the book.



HDEV

HDEV Author Spencer A. Rathus
ISBN-10 9781337116886
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 464
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4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods

Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods Author Craig A. Mertler
ISBN-10 9781351971669
Release 2016-10-24
Pages 390
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Ideal for non-math majors, Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods teaches students to interpret, present, and write up results for each statistical technique without overemphasizing advanced math. This highly applied approach covers the why, what, when and how of advanced and multivariate statistics in a way that is neither too technical nor too mathematical. Students also learn how to compute each technique using SPSS software. New to the Sixth Edition Instructor ancillaries are now available with the sixth edition. All SPSS directions and screenshots have been updated to Version 23 of the software. Student learning objectives have been added as a means for students to target their learning and for instructors to focus their instruction. Key words are reviewed and reinforced in the end of chapter material to ensure that students understand the vocabulary of advanced and multivariate statistics.



Doing Therapy Briefly

Doing Therapy Briefly Author Robert Bor
ISBN-10 9780230000551
Release 2003-11-24
Pages 216
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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.



Art Therapy Techniques and Applications

Art Therapy Techniques and Applications Author Susan Buchalter
ISBN-10 1846429617
Release 2009-07-15
Pages 224
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Art Therapy Techniques and Applications contains an original composite of therapeutic goals and evocative ideas that can be used with a wide variety of clients. This book is filled with innovative suggestions and plans that are easily implemented: from brief warm-ups to stretch the imagination, and collage and mask creations to assist the expression of mood, to guidance on combining modalities such as art, metaphors and movement, mindfulness exercises, and using computer programs to enhance art therapy projects. Clear and concise, this is an indispensable reference guide for the therapist who wants to improve focus, develop problem-solving skills, and add creativity to their group work. This book will appeal to art therapists, art therapy students and professors, counselors, and social workers.