Doing What Works in Brief Therapy, Second Edition: A by Ellen K. Quick

By Ellen K. Quick

Doing What Works briefly remedy: A Strategic resolution concentrated Approach is either a collection of methods for the therapist and a philosophy- one who is shared with consumers and person who publications the paintings of the therapist. This moment version maintains its excellence in delivering clinicians a consultant to doing what works briefly treatment- for whom, and while and the way to take advantage of it. Psychotherapy that follows those guidance validates the client’s most crucial issues - and it frequently seems to be strangely short. writer, Ellen quickly integrates strategic and answer targeted treatment and contains instructions for tailoring procedure and interventions to patron features and personal tastes. With clinically wealthy examples all through, this ebook bargains functions for undefined, together with symptoms for person or conjoint sessions.

  • Chapter summaries highlighting key points
  • Presents methods of eliciting what consumers so much are looking to remember
  • Describes the "Doing What Works Group," together with end result examine findings and all fabrics had to run the group
  • Addresses the connection one of the confident psychology circulate and this strategy and the opportunity of collaboration
  • Emphasizes an acceptance-based stance and the way recognition quite often ends up in change
  • Proposes that "doing what works and altering what does not" supplies a transtheoretical standpoint for therapists of any orientation

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What the strategic solution focused therapist typically does not do is to proceed without comment. On the contrary, the therapist will frequently say, “My understanding from last time was that X was the biggest problem, and I notice that today you’re talking about Y. ” 26 Chapter 2 Clarifying the Problem One possible reason for the switch is that the first problem has been resolved to the client’s satisfaction. Therefore, the therapist will want to specifically inquire about this. If there is any hesitancy about whether the initial complaint has been fully resolved, the therapist might respond in a manner similar to that suggested by Fisch (1989, personal communication).

With some clients, or at some points in treatment, the therapist may not want to set presuppositional questioning apart from other parts of the interview. A smoother transition might be selected. After the miracle question has been asked, the therapist’s follow-up is of critical importance. Whatever the client says, the therapist will follow up with continued questioning, designed to invite the client to describe the solution in detail, as vividly as possible. The therapist follows the client’s language; if there is visual imagery, the therapist will make sure to ask what will look different and what others will see when they look at the client.

Therefore, the therapist will want to specifically inquire about this. If there is any hesitancy about whether the initial complaint has been fully resolved, the therapist might respond in a manner similar to that suggested by Fisch (1989, personal communication). ” The client may respond to that by reconsidering and returning to the initial complaint. On the other hand, the response may be an assertion that even in the absence of full resolution of the original problem, the second area is more important and relevant now.

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