Beyond Technique in Solution-Focused Therapy: Working with Emotions and the Therapeutic Relationship by Lipchik, EveBeyond Technique in Solution-Focused Therapy: Working with Emotions and the Therapeutic Relationship by Lipchik, Eve

Beyond Technique in Solution-Focused Therapy: Working with Emotions and the Therapeutic Relationship

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Solution-focused therapy is often misunderstood to be no more than the techniques it is famous for-pragmatic, future-oriented questions that encourage clients to reconceptualize their problems and build on their strengths. Yet when applied in a "one-size-fits-all" manner, these techniques may produce disappointing results and leave clinicians wondering where they have gone wrong. This volume adds a vital dimension to the SFT literature, providing a rich theoretical framework to facilitate nonformulaic clinical decision making. The focus is on how attention to emotional issues, traditionally not emphasized in brief, strengths-based interventions, can help "unstick" difficult situations and pave the way to successful solutions.
Eve Lipchik, MSW, a certified member and approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, cofounded ICF Consultants, Inc., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1988. Previously, she was a core member of the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, where she participated in the development of solution-focused the...
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Title:Beyond Technique in Solution-Focused Therapy: Working with Emotions and the Therapeutic RelationshipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Guilford PublicationsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Theory and Practice1. A Theory of Solution-Focused Therapy2. The Therapist-Client Relationship3. Understanding Clients4. Emotions in Solution-Focused Therapy5. The Process of Clarifying Goals6. The Team behind the Mirror and the Consultation Break7. The Summation Message and the SuggestionII. Applications8. Couple Therapy9. Family Therapy10. Working with Involuntary Clients11. Long-Term Cases12. The Solution-Focused Approach to Crisis