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Collaborative, Competency-Based Counseling and Therapy

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ISBN-10: 0205326056

ISBN-13: 9780205326051

Edition: 2002

Authors: Bob Bertolino, Bill O'Hanlon

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This is the first book to fully explore a collaborative, competency-based orientation to counseling and psychotherapy. Based on 40 years of outcome research examining what works in therapy, this book introduces mental health professionals to numerous ways of collaborating with clients from assessment through intervention and termination. At each juncture, ideas are offered to illustrate how mental health professionals can promote the therapeutic relationship and facilitate positive change through respectful and effective practices. The text also explores many important issues facing mental health professionals including brief therapy, psychiatric diagnosis, medication therapy,…    
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List price: $51.60
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Bill O'Hanlon, is a founder of Possibility and Inclusive Therapies and is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including Out of the Blue, Becoming A Published Therapist, and Quick Steps to Resolving Trauma. He is a Diplomate, Board Member, Fellow and Master Therapist in the American Psychotherapy Association and was awarded the "Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year" in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit his website for more information:

Introduction: The Evolution of Collaborative, Competency-Based Therapies and the Third Wave
The First Wave: Intrapsychic, Pathology, and Past Focus
The Second Wave: From Intrapsychic and Past to Interactional and Present
The Third Wave: Collaborative, Competency-Based Approaches
Constructivism and Social Constructionism
Similar in Name, Not the Same: Varieties of Competency-Based Approaches
Milton H. Erickson and the Solution-Orientation
Solution-Oriented and Possibility Therapies: Bill O'Hanlon
Solution-Focused Therapy: The Brief Family Therapy Center
Narrative Therapy: Michael White and David Epston
The Collaborative Language Systems Approach: The Houston-Galveston Institute
The Reflecting Team: Tom Andersen
Creating a Context for Change through Collaboration
Foundations of a Collaborative, Competency-Based Approach to Counseling and Therapy
Foundations of a Collaborative, Competency-Based Approach
Forty Years of Outcome Research: What Works in Therapy?
Extratherapeutic Factors: The Contribution of Clients and Chance Events
Relationship Factors: The Contribution of the Therapeutic Alliance
Placebo Factors: The Role of Hope and Expectancy
Model and Technique Factors: The Role of Structure and Novelty
From Theoretical Assumptions to Guiding Ideas
A Client-Informed, Collaborative Process
Promoting the Therapeutic Relationship
Change-Oriented Treatment with an Emphasis on Future Change
Clients Have Competencies
Change Is Predictable
Four Areas to Create Change: Experience, Views, Action, and Context
Creating Collaborative Relationships through Attending, Listening, and Language
Deconstructing Therapeutic Practices: Consulting and Collaborating with Clients, Not Theories
Who Should Attend Sessions?
How Should We Meet?
Becoming Outcome-Informed from the Beginning
Getting Started with the First Session in Therapy
Language as a Vehicle for Creating Possibilities and Change
Dissolving Impossibility Talk: Acknowledgment and Possibility
Future Talk: Acknowledgment and a Vision for the Future
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Competency-Based Attending and Listening
Giving Permission
Reading Reflections
Matching Language
Constructing Conversations for Change: The Opening Moments
Clarifying Concerns, Complaints, Goals, and Preferred Outcomes
Creating Change through Collaborative, Competency-Based Conversations
The Role of Diagnosis in Collaborative, Competency-Based Therapy
From Iatrogenic Injury and Pathology to Iatrogenic Healing and Competency: Language That Promotes Hope and Possibilities
Elicitation and Evocation: Searching for the Presence of Competency
Collaborative Conversations as a Vehicle for Creating Change
Expectation, Influence, and Language: Considerations in Assessment
The Pygmalion Principle
Hardening of the Categories: Delusions of Certainty
Language Is a Virus: Linguistic Epidemics
Seeing Is Believing: Pygmalion on the Couch
Theory Countertransference
Exploring Possibilities: Assessment as Intervention
Formal Assessment: Identifying Pathways with Possibilities
Creating and Clarifying Preferences, Goals, and Preferred Outcomes
Ongoing Assessment: Becoming Client and Outcome-Informed
Orienting to Client Conversational and Relational Preferences
Orienting toward Client Concerns and Complaints through Action-Talk and Videotalk
Gaining Clarity through Action-Talk
Using Videotalk
Cocreating Client Goals and Preferred Outcomes
When the Future Causes the Past: Viktor Frankl and a Vision of the Future
The Crystal Ball
The Question
The Miracle Question
The Time Machine
Realistic, Attainable, Ethical, and Legal Goals
From Resistance and Lack of Motivation to Stages of Change
Determining Progress toward Goals and Preferred Outcomes
Exploring Change through Incremental Procedures
Scaling Questions
Percentage Questions
Ongoing Assessment with Multiple Clients
Collaborating with Outside Helpers and Larger Systems
Creating Change in the Realms of Viewing, Action, and Context
Changing the Viewing of Problems
What's in a View? Learning Clients' Theories of Change
Noticing the Unnoticed: Changing Patterns of Attention
Reauthoring Life Stories: Changing Problematic Stories
The Four Problematic Stories
Transform the Story
Invite Accountability
Find Counterevidence
Find Alternative Stories
Reauthoring Stories through Externalizing Conversations
Create a Name for the Problem
Personify the Problem
Investigate How the Problem Negatively Affects the Client
Discover Unique Outcomes to the Problem
Find a New View of the Person
Speculate about the Future
Find an Audience for the New Story
The Resilience Factor: Tapping into Qualities Within
That Reminds Me of a Story: Stories and Metaphors as Healing Rituals
Future Pull: Creating or Evoking a Compelling Future and Finding a Vision for the Future
Reflecting, Conversational, and Consulting Teams: Constructing Therapeutic Conversations
Introducing the Idea of the Reflecting Team to Clients
Basic Premises
The Posture of the Reflecting Team
Basic Format
Changing the Doing of Problems
Problems as Patterns
Identifying Problematic Patterns in Context
Changing Problematic Patterns
Depatterning: Altering Repetitive Patterns of Action and Interaction Involved in Problems
Repatterning: Identifying and Encouraging the Use of Solution Patterns
Therapeutic Rituals: Action Methods with Meaning
Continuity and Stability Rituals: Balancing Security and Change
Transition Rituals: Leaving Old Roles and Pain Behind
Class of Problems/Class of Solutions Model
Treating Enuresis (Bed-Wetting)
Parallel Treatment of a Husband and Wife
Getting Clients to Do Something Different through Actions Plans and Task Assignments
Changing Contextual Propensities Associated with Problems
The Context of Context: Attending to Contextual Propensities
Into the Matrix: Drawing on Contextual Propensities
The Inheritance Factor: Exploring Generations and Patterns of Resiliency and Competency
Without the Family: Inheriting Familial Influences
Creating Meaning through Speculation
The Multicultural Influence: Learning the Ways of the World
Unconditional Conversations: Tapping into Social Support Systems
Experiencing Spirituality: Contexts of Connection and Disconnection
Internalized Medication: Who's Driving the Bus?
Evaluating Progress, Planning Next Steps, and Ending Therapy
Identifying, Amplifying, and Extending Change in Future Sessions
Revisiting Conversational and Relational Preferences, Goals, and Preferred Outcomes
Second and Subsequent Sessions
When Clients Report New Concerns or Problems That Have Arisen between Sessions
When Clients Give Vague Reports That Do Not Indicate Any Particular Direction of Change
When Clients Report That Things Are Better
Identifying and Amplifying Change
Attributing Change to Client Qualities
Move to an Experiential Level
What Else Is Different? Searching for Change in Other Areas of Clients' Lives
Situating Change in Relation to Goals and Preferred Outcomes
Extending Change in the Direction of Preferred Outcomes
Extending Change through Letter Writing
When Clients Report That Things Are So-So
When Clients Report That Things Are the Same or Worse
Coping Sequence Questions
Sharing Credit for Change
Joining the Pessimism
Attending to and Altering Therapist Patterns
Reflecting Consultations
When to Meet Again
Planning for the End from the Beginning
Managing Setbacks
Documenting Change and New Stories
Growing New Identity Stories
Sharing Change with Larger Social Contexts
Every End Is the Beginning of Something New: Ending Therapy
Keeping the Ball Rolling through Future-Oriented Questions
Anticipating Hurdles and Perceived Barriers
Transition and Celebratory Rituals
Attending to Client Satisfaction
The Open Door Policy
Epilogue: Toward a Personalized Theory of Counseling and Therapy
Therapy That Makes a Difference
Avoiding Flow Charts and Cookbooks
Smothering the Flames of Burnout
The Room of 1,000 Demons
Process and Outcome Measures