Making Changes Last

Making Changes Last

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Based on original research conducted by the author over the past twenty years, this book is a definitive investigation of enduring change. Hundreds of therapists and change agents, in addition to a diverse group of people who have self-initiated experiences, or structured therapy, have been interviewed about their most dramatic growth and the factors that contributed to making their changes last.

Written for helping and leadership professionals, as well as the public, this book will give readers the knowledge and tools they need to understand the mechanisms and processes of lasting change.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10.92mm | 249g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • references
  • 1583910867
  • 9781583910863
  • 1,581,486

Table of contents

1. What Do We Really Understand About Change?
2. Stories of Personal Transformation
3. Kinds of Change: Magnitude, Rate, Levels, and Significance
4. Why Changes Don't Last
5. Some Universal Features of Change Efforts
6. The Process of Lasting Change
7. Conditions That Promote Enduring Change
8. Adjunctive Structures That Sustain Changes
9. The Certainty of Failure and Uncertainty of Change
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'This book draws you in like a magnet. Dr. Kottler's self disclosures make you feel like he is totally honest and realistic. As you read the book, it is almost as if you are sitting down having a one to-one chat with this prolific author and highly experienced therapist. Readers who are tired of the 'try my wonderful theory of psychotherapy' type books will welcome this innovative work.' - Howard Rosenthal, author of Favorite Counseling and Therapy Homework Assignments; 'Creativity and an essential contribution - Kottler's trademark. Don't miss this book on change - it may transform you and your work' - Fred Bemak, Ohio State University
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