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

ISBN-10: 1609189914

ISBN-13: 9781609189914

Edition: 2002

Authors: Eve Lipchik, Wendel A. Rey

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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 6/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Theory and Practice
A Theory of Solution-Focused Therapy
Beyond Technique to Theory
A Brief Historical Detour
A Solution-Focused Theory
Solution-Focused Assumptions
The Therapist-Client Relationship
Research Findings
The Solution-Focused Therapist-Client Relationship
The Emotional Climate
The Client's Position
The Therapist's Position
Dual-Track Thinking
Case Example: Laura
Understanding Clients
Hearing versus Listening
Problem Talk versus Solution Talk
Content versus Process
Case Example: Marie
Emotions in Solution-Focused Therapy
Emotions versus Behavior
Using Emotions to Facilitate Solutions
Case Example: Betty
Case Example: Neil
Using Our Own Emotions to Help Clients Find Solutions
Case Example: Sandra and Her Daughters
Emotions and the Summation Message
The Process of Clarifying Goals
Goals versus Solutions
The Task of Clarifying Goals
Clarifying Goals: The Process
Goals and Emotions
Case Example: Marilyn
Decision-Making Goals
The Client Whose Goal Is to Change Someone Else's Behavior
The Team Behind the Mirror and the Consultation Break
Benefits for the Therapist
Benefits for the Clients
Introducing the Team and the Break
Pragmatics of Teamwork and the Break
Team Process
The Dual Perspective of Clients
Teamwork and the Emotional Climate
The Summation Message and the Suggestion
The Summation Message
The Suggestion
Couple Therapy
The Assessment
The Therapy
Family Therapy
Families with Children or Adolescents
Structuring the Conversation
Case Example: The T Family
Parents Who Do Not Want to Be Involved
Meeting Alone with the Child
Case Example: Troy
Mediating between Children and Parents
Families with Aging Parents and/or Adult Siblings
Working with Involuntary Clients
What Defines a Client as Involuntary?
The Therapist-Client Relationship
Cooperating with Clients
Use of Techniques
The Treatment System
Case Example: Consultation with Bea
Long-Term Cases
Termination: The Client's Problem
Termination: The Therapist's Problem
Case Example: Consultation with Joe
Therapist's Self-Evaluation for Termination
Clients with Chronic Problems
Case Example: Virginia
Case Example: The Man Who Heard Voices
Adjustment to Disability
Case Example: Carol
The Solution-Focused Approach to Crisis
Diverse Responses to Crisis
What Is Crisis?
The Need to Wear Two Hats
Case Example: Randy
A Tight Time Frame
Case Example: Philip
Final Thoughts
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