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101 Interventions in Family Therapy : Haworth Marriage and the Family - Thorana S Nelson

101 Interventions in Family Therapy

Haworth Marriage and the Family

Hardcover Published: 1st February 1993
ISBN: 9780866569026
Number Of Pages: 454

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Here is an exciting collection of favorite and successful family therapy interventions from therapists which inspire more creative therapy methods in your own practice. 101 Interventions in Family Therapy features contributions by a diverse group of well-known leaders in the field, "therapists on the street," and faculty of family therapy training programs. Each clinician presents a creative and useful intervention beginning with a complete description of the method, followed by the specific indications and contraindications for its application, and concludes with a particular case illustration. These engaging and informative stories document helpful interventions that really work, not the exotic and impractical methods of prolific marriage and family authors. Therapists at all levels can learn and incorporate these into their work with families. Practicing clinicians will learn what works for other therapists while graduate-level students and beginning counselors will benefit from the integration of theory and practice exemplified in the practical case examples. The rich and varied writing styles in this enjoyable volume reflect a multitude of personal therapeutic styles. You will find valuable insight and innovative treatment methods on critical family therapy topics such as eating disorders, the adolescent years, marriage counseling, stepfamilies, divorce therapy, communication difficulties, and conflicts with dual career couples. The smorgasbord of interventions found in this book include bibliotherapy, use of touch, creative use of space, ritual enactment, gift-giving, storytelling and countless other interventions, both revolutionary and commonsense, to enhance and improve your therapy with families.

Foreword
Preface
The Other Sidep. 1
The Case of the Missing Client: Using Non-Pejorative Language with Strong Denial Systemsp. 5
Read Aloudp. 11
Stepfamily Enrichment: Assets Feedbackp. 13
Ingredients of an Interactionp. 17
The Tug-of-War Toiletp. 22
Metaphors on Spacep. 24
The Treatment of Postdivorce Adjustment Problems Through Cognitive Restructuringp. 28
Termination as a Therapeutic Techniquep. 33
The Communication Stonep. 37
Termination Ritualsp. 38
Growthful Touchp. 43
Using a Funeral Ritual in Therapy: Changing Rigid Interaction Patternsp. 46
Neuro-Linguistic Programming in One-Person Family Therapyp. 50
Clare's Sonatap. 55
Hanging Out: An Intervention for Random Familiesp. 59
Functional Dysfunctionsp. 63
The Absent Expert: A Method of Indirect Confrontationp. 66
Safety for the Little Girlp. 70
Facilitating Marital Dialogue: A Few Fundamental Componentsp. 74
Multiple Split Opinionp. 82
The Dreaded Transition: Play Therapy from a Meta/Isomorphic Positionp. 86
If It Walks Like a Duck . . .p. 90
Putting Away Old Loyalties in Later Lifep. 94
Problems with Problem Solving: A Metaphor for Investigation of Problematic Processp. 97
Charting the Transactional Mapp. 100
Problem Definition and Treatment Protocol for Multi-Problem Familiesp. 105
Treating Dual Career Couplesp. 108
What Is My Part?p. 113
The Comrade Stancep. 117
The Giving of Gifts - A Therapeutic Ritualp. 120
Use of Self and Spacep. 126
Unconscious Fearsp. 128
Satir's Parts Party with Couplesp. 132
The Family as Consultant to the Therapist: A Technique for Facilitating Termination with Reluctant Familiesp. 137
The Strugglerp. 141
Motorcycle Madness: A Structural Intervention with a Life-Threatening Disorderp. 144
Desperately Seeking French Friesp. 148
Termination Ritualsp. 154
Self-Esteem: Everyone's Favoritep. 158
A Cross-Cultural Double Datep. 163
Healing of the Memoriesp. 165
Burning the Affair: A Ritual for Starting Over and Recommittingp. 171
A Strange Thoughtp. 175
Family Meetings: A Tool for Developing Roles and Rulesp. 177
A Family Intervention: Introducing Sex as a Subjectp. 181
The Tell-It-Again Interventionp. 184
Family Therapy and Psychoeducationp. 188
Revisiting the Generationsp. 192
The Family Regulator of Change Reframep. 194
A Storyp. 198
Beginner's Luck: A First Fortunate Family Encounterp. 200
Defining Conflict as a Demonstration of the Family Problemp. 207
Sculpting Progress and Changep. 211
The Turtle Who Was Afraid He Couldp. 214
Making Contact: The First Interventionp. 222
Engaging the Difficult Adolescent from Behind the One-Way Mirrorp. 224
The Use of Metaphor in Providing Feedback on Structured Assessment Proceduresp. 228
Tommy and His Helpersp. 233
A Basic Intervention in Couples Therapyp. 237
Letter Writing in Family Therapyp. 241
A Change of Namesp. 247
The Use of Resistant Family Members as Consultants in Therapyp. 250
The Use of Fantasy in Breaking Through Impassep. 255
Passing the Batonp. 260
Using Bowen's Differentiation of Self Scale to Help Couples Understand and Resolve Marital Conflictp. 263
Resurrecting the Ghost of the Master: A Split-Team Technique with One Therapistp. 269
Strands of Changep. 273
"Pretend a Miracle Happened": A Brief Therapy Taskp. 278
The Addict's Funeral Plansp. 283
The "What-If" Techniquep. 285
Cultural Reconnectionsp. 290
Complimentsp. 295
The Use of Gentle Paradox to Address Negative Loyaltyp. 298
When Words Failp. 303
Male Mystiquep. 309
What Are Your Children Learning?p. 314
The Use of Meal Therapy in the Treatment of Families with Eating Disordersp. 318
Combining Individual and Conjoint Sessions in Couples Therapyp. 325
What, Where, When, Howp. 330
Letters to Families Who Leave Therapy Prematurelyp. 332
Captain's Paradise Concludedp. 337
The Divorce Ceremony: A Healing Strategyp. 341
Working with Rigid Parents: Reverse Images and Reframesp. 346
An Application of Programmed Writing: Arguing and Fightingp. 350
Treating Information Processing Errorsp. 355
A Family Photographp. 361
Silencep. 363
The Tape Recorder as a Behavior Modification Device in Couple Therapyp. 367
The Special Child: A Multi-Use Reframep. 369
Grandma, Come Help!p. 372
Engaging Menp. 380
Dilemma: A Frame for Reframesp. 382
Supervising Client Conversation: A Brief Note on a Contextual Structure for Evoking Therapeutic Creativityp. 386
Engaging Adolescents in Family Therapy: Some Early Phase Skillsp. 389
The Blanketp. 399
Frank and Jimmyp. 401
Questions as Metaphorp. 409
Intervention in Contextp. 412
Beyond Interventionp. 414
Comfortable Interventionsp. 418
About the Contributorsp. 421
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ISBN: 9780866569026
ISBN-10: 0866569022
Series: Haworth Marriage and the Family
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 454
Published: 1st February 1993
Publisher: HAWORTH PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 15.72  x 3.66
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 1

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