Ideas and Tools for Brief Counseling

Ideas and Tools for Brief Counseling

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For courses in Brief Counseling, Brief Therapy, Intervention Techniques, and Counseling Practicum.This practical text is the first of its kind to fully integrate theory and technique of brief counseling while presenting the relationship as the key to any successful intervention. All chapters include ideas and tools for brief counseling and case studies that take the reader step-by-step through the techniques of the first session and beyond. The text is written to engage readers and invite them to participate in both self-exploration and discovery.
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  • Hardback | 259 pages
  • 185.42 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 430.91g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130799858
  • 9780130799852

Table of contents

1. History of Brief Counseling: The Fly Bottle. 2. Facilitating Change: The One Constant. 3. The Centrality of the Counseling Relationship: No Magic Tricks. 4. Helping Clients Frame Goals: The Pull of the Future. 5. Constructivist Counseling: Inventing Realities. 6. Narrative Counseling: Clients' Lives as Stories. 7. Managing the Clients' Emotional Arousal: Hot-Wiring. 8. Using Mystifying Techniques: Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones. 9. Chaos and Complexity in Counseling: Butterflies and Loaded Dice. 10. The Reflecting Team, Consulting Break, and Offering Suggestions. 11. The "Brief Attitudes," the Second Session, and Beyond. 12. Dealing with Involuntaries and Revisiting the First Session. References. Index.
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