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The handbook of constructive therapies : innovative techniques from leading practitioners

Author: Michael F Hoyt
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Therapeutic experts bring together a new focus for treatment known as constructive therapies. These approaches present a more optimistic view of patients as unique and resourceful creators of their  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Hoyt
ISBN: 0787940445 9780787940447
OCLC Number: 263096600
Description: xv, 480 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. THEORETICAL PERSPECT. Redecision Therapy: Through a Narrative Lens (J. Allen & B. Allen). Generative Conversations: A Postmodern Approach to Conceptualizing and Working with Human Systems (H. Anderson & S. Levin). Adlerian Psychotherapy as a Constructivist Psychotherapy (J. Carlson & L. Sperry). How Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Belongs in the Constructivist Camp (A. Ellis). Setting Aside the Model in Family Therapy (L. Hoffman). Ericksonian Emergent Epistemologies: Embracing a New Paradigm (S. Lankton & C. Lankton). Possibility Therapy: An Inclusive, Collaborative, Solution--Based Model of Psychotherapy (W. O'Hanlon). Strange Attractors and the Transformation of Narratives in Family Therapy (C. Sluzki). CONVERSATIONS AND SONGS. Constructing Therapeutic Realities: A Conversation with Paul Watzlawick (P. Watzlawick & M. Hoyt). Honoring Our Internalized Others and the Ethics of Caring: A Conversation with Karl Tomm (K. Tomm, et al.). Interviewing Fear and Love: Implications for Narrative Therapy (R. Doan). Master of Faster and The Problem Talks Back (J. Goldfield). SPECIFIC CLINICAL APPLICATIONS. Children's Stories, Children's Solutions: Social Constructionist Therapy for Children and Their Families (J. Cha). Minimizing Hierarchy in Therapeutic Relationships: A Reflecting Team Approach (S. Cohen, et al.). Escaping the Lost World of Impossibility: Honoring Clients' Language, Motivation and Theories of Change (B. Duncan, et al.). Solution--Focused Couple Therapy: Helping Clients Construct Self--Fulfilling Realities (M. Hoyt & I. Berg). Solution--Focused Ideas for Briefer Therapy with Longer--Term Clients (J. Kreider). The Narrative Solutions Approach for Retelling Children's Stories: Using Preferred Views to Construct Useful Conversations (T. Lund & J. Eron). 19. A Narrative Approach to Anorexia: Discourse, Reflexivity, and Questions (S. Madigan). Internalized Other Questioning with Men Who Are Violent (D. Nylund & V. Corsiglia) (with commentary by Alan Jenkins). Using--Therapeutic Splits to Construct Empathic Narratives (H. Omer). From "Either--Or" to "Both--And": Treating Dissociative Disorders Collaboratively (R. Schwarz).
Responsibility: editor, Michael Hoyt.


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