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Author Quick, Ellen Kaufman.

Title Doing what works in brief therapy : a strategic solution focused approach / Ellen K. Quick
Edition 2nd ed
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 311 pages) : illustrations
Series Practical resources for the mental health professional
Practical resources for the mental health professional.
Contents The model and its origins -- Clarifying the problem : What's the trouble? -- Amplifying the solution : variations on the miracle question -- Evaluating attempted solutions : if it doesn't work, do something different -- Designing the intervention : validation, compliment, suggestion -- You can take it with you : What do you want to remember? -- Therapist decisions : clarifying, amplifying, or interrupting -- Practical considerations : using the model in behavioral health care -- Couples : problems and solutions -- Doing what works group therapy -- Positive psychology and the strategic solution focused model -- Acceptance and change and the model -- Doing what works as a transtheoretical approach -- Case examples : intermittent care -- Excerpts : single-session therapy -- Case examples and excerpts : brief therapy -- Case example : crisis intervention -- Case examples : doing what works with longstanding patterns
Summary This book 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 clients 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. NEW TO THIS EDITION: * 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 between the positive psychology movement and this approach and the potential for collaboration * Emphasizes an acceptance-based stance and how acceptance often leads to change * Proposes that "doing what works and changing what doesn't" can provide a transtheoretical perspective for therapists of any orientation
Notes Previous edition: 1996
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index
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Subject Solution-focused brief therapy.
Strategic therapy.
Psychotherapy, Brief -- methods
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychotherapy -- General.
Solution-focused brief therapy.
Strategic therapy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780123741752