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Tales from Family Therapy Life-Changing Clinical Experiences

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ISBN-10: 078900450X

ISBN-13: 9780789004505

Edition: 1998

Authors: Frank N. Thomas, Thorana S. Nelson, Terry S. Trepper

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In this amazing volume, Tales from Family Therapy: Life-Changing Clinical Experiences, psychologists, psychotherapists, and marriage and family counselors come together to share their unique experiences in therapy sessions and how they've learned that often the clients know more than they do! As you will see, and as these therapists reveal, sometimes all the top-notch and most innovative theories in the world won't help a client in distress. This book isn't just about therapists learning a lesson or two from their clients, however. It's about compassion, healing, being taken by surprise, thinking on your toes, and encouraging people to believe in their strengths--not just their weaknesses.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/6/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

About the Editors
Series Editor's Comments
Courting the Unknown in a Cross-Cultural Context
A Game of Snakes-and-Ladders
From Not Knowing, to Knowing, to Not Knowing, to Shared Knowing
Interesting Moments in Psychotherapy
Hysterical or Historical?
Clients Do the Craziest Things ... Like Prove Therapists Wrong
The Courtship of Eddie's Grandfather
A Healing Ritual for Pseudocyesis
You Are What You Heat or Why Every Couple Should Remodel a Home
"Will Somebody Stop Me?"
When Lightning Strikes a Therapist
The First Gift
I Gave at the Office
Perdi Mi Perrito
Rules Will Be Made and Broken
Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Two Tales of Dumb Mistakes by Experienced (?) Family Therapists
Some Things You Just Can't Ignore
A New Approach to Suicidal Patients
First Impressions: Doctor, You Are Human
Help Me Rock the Boat
Behind and Beyond a Locked Door
Standing on Her Own Two Feet: Relying on Our Clients Rather Than Our Theories
Living with Dying: Stories of Working with Dying Patients and Their Families
The Strength to Swallow Death
John: Lessons in Caring
When You Are Searching for a Miracle, Always Get a Second Opinion
Three Hundred Pennies
The Courage to Fly
"I'm Exercising as Fast as I Can!" Driving Missy Crazy
The Lesson of Courage
Act III: A Continuing Story
Understanding the Sandwich Man
Voices of Wisdom: The Reality of Delusions and the Usefulness of Hallucinations
A Bitter Pill
The Extra Mile: Therapy in a Truck Stop
The Jockey Who Couldn't Frown
How Caron Kept Her Feet Moving
Coloring Within the Lines: The Tale of a Buddhist, Lesbian Family Therapy Professor
The Kaleidoscope of a Retiree
Counseling Your Parents
Trapped in Groundhog Day
Ben's Revenge: Portrait of One Therapy Process
Stories That Touch Us
Alcohol - I Somehow Remember ...
Achelra and the Big Experiment: A Story of Collaboration and Connection with a Scared Eleven-Year-Old
A Blessing
A Trilogy of Changes Initiated by the Amazing Brainiac
The Tale of the Ripple
What Do You See if You Look into That Word?
It's Show Time!
Resisting Resistance, or a Lesson on Cooperating (and Writing)
All Depends on Your Perspective
The Expert Interview