The New Language of Change: Constructive Collaboration in Psychotherapy

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Steven Friedman
Guilford Press, Jul 4, 1997 - Psychology - 464 pages
This volume offers clinicians and students an inside view of several new competency-based approaches that are transforming the field of psychotherapy. Showing how to build on client strengths, the book details a collaborative process in which the therapist and client co-construct meaning in the therapeutic conversation. In-depth clinical examples and question-and-answer exchanges between the editor and the chapter authors provide the reader with a uniquely personal view of the process of therapy. This book will be of great interest to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses.
 

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Contents

Organization of the Book
1
BothAnd Solutions
25
TimeEffective Treatment in the
85
Enhancing Views of Competence
107
SolutionOriented Brief Therapy with
138
Constructing 158 7 Toward a Mutual Understanding Constructing
158
See and Hear and Be Seen and Heard
303
A UNIVERSE
403
Preparations for Postmodern Living
428
Epilogue
460
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Edited by Steven Friedman, PhD, Harvard Community Health Plan, Braintree, MA

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