Doing Something Different: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy by Thorana S. Nelson

By Thorana S. Nelson

Many books on solution-focused short remedy supply histories, overviews, and makes use of of the process. Doing anything Different doesn't do any of these issues. in its place, it offers these drawn to the solution-focused method with a plethora of rules for perform, education, and easily having fun with the solution-focused procedure and its perform in treatment, consulting, training, and coaching. It incorporates a different and wealthy array of interventions, education rules, makes use of with various populations and approaches, and assets written through participants who symbolize many nations and viewpoints, and who're renowned within the education and perform of the solution-focused strategy. Chapters are provided in uncomplicated language, as befits the solution-focused procedure, and supplement the numerous critical and kooky sections of the ebook, which come with perform and coaching principles, favourite prices and tales, “outrageous” moments in treatment, and a listing of solution-focused songs. an individual who enjoys the technique in any demeanour should still locate anything that grabs the curiosity and tickles the senses and sensibilities. Readers will come away knowledgeable, considerate, and entertained.

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It makes so much sense, Dick, when you say you still love Karen. I suspect you feel the same toward Dick, Karen. Second, given what you two have been through, it also makes sense that your levels of optimism are low. Therefore, I would like the two of you to do a couple of things for me between now and our next session. Continue to note your high levels of motivation and be prepared to tell me what keeps you motivated. Also, note things you see that would tell you that the other continues to be motivated.

Helping clients identify their intentions right at the first session can be the essential element in treatment planning, goal setting, and establishing trust. INTRODUCTION The first session is viewed as high-impact time and may be the only encounter you ever have with these people. ), find out their names, ages, how they got referred to you, and what happened that made them call you now as opposed to last week, last month, etc. This provides information about what types of clients they are and their motivation for change.

Saying that these words refer to relationships and not to clients does not solve the problem. ” For a time I found it more clinically useful, both in therapy and consultation, to use role-designating terms such as “visitor/host,” “complainant/sympathizer,” and “customer/consultant” as a way of emphasizing the bipersonal nature of the therapeutic relationship. This approach allowed me to assess in clinically useful ways what roles the client(s) and I were taking in our therapeutic relationship at any given point.

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