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Beyond Brief Counseling and Therapy: An Integrative Approach, 2nd edition

  • Jack H. Presbury
  • Lennis G. Echterling
  • J Edson McKee

Published by Pearson (June 7th 2007) - Copyright © 2008

2nd edition

Overview

KEY BENEFIT:  This practical text fully integrates theory and technique of brief counseling while presenting the relationship as the key to any successful intervention. KEY TOPICS: All chapters include ideas and tools for brief counseling and case studies that take the reader step-by-step through the techniques of the first session and beyond. It is written to engage readers and invite them to participate in both self-exploration and discovery. MARKET: For anyone interested in the advantages of brief counseling.

Table of contents

1.     Foundations of Brief Counseling: The Fly Bottle 

2.     The Centrality of the Counseling Relationship: No Magic Tricks

3.     Empathy and Caring

4.     Helping Clients Frame Goals: The Pull of the Future

5.     Facilitating and Perturbing Change: Counseling and Chaos

6.     Constructivist Counseling: Invented and Imposed Realities 

7.     Narrative Counseling: Clients' Lives as Stories

8.     Meaningful Stories, Meaningful Lives

9.     Brains, Emotions, Thoughts, and Counseling: Cool Reason and Hot-Wiring

10.    Counseling People in Crisis: Promoting Resilience and Resolution

11.    The Reflecting Team, Consulting Break, and Offering Suggestions

12.    The “Brief Attitudes" and Consolidating Change

13.    Humanistic Counseling and Working With Involuntary Clients

14.    Other Brief Approaches and Theory as a Tool

 

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