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Doing Therapy Briefly - Dr Robert Bor

Paperback Published: 24th November 2003
ISBN: 9780333947630
Number Of Pages: 202

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With lengthy waiting lists, reduced resources and demands for more clearly defined performance outcomes, more and more counselors, psychotherapists and psychologists are finding themselves under pressure to provide short-term treatment for their patients. To work briefly, however, can not be just the use a diluted version of longer-term therapeutic model. To work briefly is to work differently and to use a new trans-theoretical model.
In "Doing Therapy Briefly" four experienced counselors and psychologists explore ways of working briefly with clients in psychotherapy. The only book to cover the use of brief therapy within all the different schools of thought, this book presents a clear and refreshing approach to working briefly, based on a tried and tested framework for practice. Readers are introduced to the basic principles and theories that guide therapy practice and gain insight into its application through numerous illustrative examples.
Written by a team of authors with a wealth of experience in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy and care, this authoritative text will be invaluable to students and professionals alike.

Industry Reviews

'If you're not familiar with - or even wary of - brief or time-limited approaches to counselling, this book provides a comprehensive introduction that could challenge your way of thinking. The whole theory behind brief thereapy is in fact an incentive to be present, to check everything out with the client, not to let things slide, hoping that they will come up later. The time is now.' - Sarah Luczaj, CounsellingResource.com, April 2008

Acknowledgementsp. vii
About the Authorsp. viii
Note about Clinical Cases in this Bookp. x
Introduction and Overview of Time-sensitive Therapyp. 1
Background to Working Brieflyp. 1
Core Beliefs held by many Therapists about Therapyp. 2
Thinking Differently about Therapyp. 6
Brief Illustrative Examplesp. 9
Exploring 'Brief' and 'Time-sensitive' Therapyp. 13
What is Time-sensitive Therapy?p. 15
Focus on a Collaborative Working Relationshipp. 21
Emancipating Therapyp. 26
The First Engagement in Therapyp. 28
Therapy as Conversationp. 42
Therapy is Conversationp. 50
Conclusionp. 53
Assessment for Brief Therapyp. 55
Contraindications to Therapyp. 59
Phases of Assessmentp. 61
Conclusionp. 70
How have you Managed to Cope so Well?p. 71
Implications for Psychotherapeutic Practicep. 73
The First Sessionp. 74
Opportunities for Collaborative Work that Elicits and Validates Client Competencep. 85
Towards Endingp. 89
Conclusionp. 90
Preparing for the First Therapy Session: What to Considerp. 92
Contexts of Therapyp. 92
The Pace of Doing Therapy Brieflyp. 95
Preparing for the First Sessionp. 95
Challenges and Dilemmas: the First Sessionp. 98
Conclusionp. 102
Outline of the First Therapy Session: a 'Map' for Practicep. 104
Five-stage Guide for the First Sessionp. 105
Conclusionp. 128
Working Positively and Briefly with a Teenager with a Serious Medical Condition: a Case Studyp. 129
Setting the Contextp. 130
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Conclusionp. 144
Getting Unstuck in Therapy: Adversity as Opportunityp. 145
What is 'Feeling Stuck'? How do you Recognise it?p. 146
A Different Philosophy about being Stuckp. 149
What could be Wrong? The First Lines of Enquiryp. 151
Going Deeper: the Second Line of Enquiryp. 156
Conclusionp. 167
Endings and Closure in Therapyp. 169
Some Theoretical Concepts: Signs and 'Clues' for Ending Therapyp. 170
Conditions of Terminating Therapyp. 174
'Map' or Outline for Endingsp. 179
Conclusionp. 183
Evidence-based and Time-limited Therapyp. 184
The Evolution and Definition of Managed Carep. 184
The Effect of Managed Care on Therapeutic Practicep. 186
Meeting the Challenge: Engaging with the Systemp. 188
Conclusionp. 193
Referencesp. 194
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780333947630
ISBN-10: 0333947630
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 24th November 2003
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1