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Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy : A Practitioner's Casebook of Therapeutic Insights, Perceptions, and Breakthroughs - David A. Baptiste

Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy

A Practitioner's Casebook of Therapeutic Insights, Perceptions, and Breakthroughs

By: David A. Baptiste (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th May 2002
ISBN: 9780789001054
Number Of Pages: 460

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How would you handle these situations? Check your expertise against the approaches presented here This fascinating collection shows how a practicing therapist handled clients stuck in the therapeutic process. Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy: A Practitionera (TM)s Casebook of Therapeutic Insights, Perceptions, and Breakthroughs presents a cross-section of approaches and orientations as they work in practice. The families and couples discussed here have experienced a wide range of difficulties, and the presenting and commenting therapists run the gamut in age, gender, race, and theoretical orientation.The serendipitous turning points presented here are all true case studies, but Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy offers more than the chance to second-guess a single therapista (TM)s handling of explosive moments. Each case study is also discussed by two other therapists representing divergent points of view. This point-counterpoint structure allows readers to analyze the effectiveness of different therapeutic approaches and to recognize that in practice, heterogeneous orientations may result in similar strategies.Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy demonstrates the factors that contribute to doing successful therapy, including: ensuring that clients feel they are being treated with respect establishing a sound therapeutic relationship making successful treatment bargains moving away from your therapeutic agenda when necessary being persistent in the face of a stubborn refusal to changeClinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy offers fresh strategies for experienced practitioners, beginning therapists, and educators in the field of mental health.

About the Editorp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Forewordp. xxi
Prefacep. xxvii
Try Death on for Sizep. 1
A Therapeutic Hail Maryp. 20
The Patience of a Saintp. 29
Little League: The Feel of Dreamsp. 39
If You Reframe It, They Will Comep. 50
Hit the Next Good Pitchp. 58
You Might Get What You Wish Forp. 67
Let's Do Another Studyp. 80
With Creativity We Engage Themp. 87
Being Therep. 95
Seduced by Urgencyp. 109
Winning the Battle, but Losing the War?p. 115
Be a Manp. 121
A Patient Therapistp. 132
Be a Good Personp. 136
Sentenced to Life or United In Deathp. 145
United in Therapy or United in Lifep. 159
Sitting Outside the Therapy Roomp. 166
Fishing for Gender Equalityp. 175
Matching the Bait with the Catchp. 186
Romancing the Gender Lensp. 193
Seeing Is Believingp. 201
Finding One's Voicep. 211
Show Me One More Timep. 217
My Children Are Not Liarsp. 221
My Children's Good Examplep. 231
Safety Is Trust in Motherp. 235
A Young Man and a Penis Called Chipmunkp. 241
Sticks and Stones and Names Can Hurt Youp. 258
Somatizing Sexual Secretsp. 263
I Have No Problemp. 271
Born a Problem?p. 280
The Problem Is a Problemp. 284
I'm Not Ready to Die!p. 289
Living with Connectionp. 302
I'm Not Ready to Talkp. 308
Visiting All the Monstersp. 317
Trading Monsters for Dreamsp. 330
Embracing Monstersp. 336
Therapist or Firefighter?p. 343
Farmer, Naturalist, Environmentalistp. 353
Firefighters Need Teamworkp. 361
Jimmy the Flying Reindeer and the Two Mothersp. 371
Where Are the Fathers?p. 381
Mediating Solomon's Mothers in the Best Interest of the Childp. 386
It's All About the Dogp. 391
Never Too Old to Learn New Tricksp. 404
Wagging the Dogp. 410
Indexp. 417
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ISBN: 9780789001054
ISBN-10: 0789001055
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 460
Published: 7th May 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.9
Edition Number: 1