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A Brief Guide to Brief Therapy
"With brief therapy finally getting deserved interest, the time is ripe for an overview. Cade and O'Hanlon state that they 'decided to collaborate on a book that would summarize the main elements, the ideas, principles, attitudes, and techniques associated with brief therapy.' Read this work--you'll be glad they did, and you did." --John H. Weakland
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 17th 1993 by W. W. Norton Company
(first published February 1993)
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Oct 29, 2016 Samantha Chapnick rated it really liked it
Chapters 3-11 are the most valuable parts of the book. These chapters are pragmatic (if compact) overviews of particular techniques useful to anyone who works with clients seeking change. I didn't give 5 stars only because there are some elements I find perhaps a bit dated or maybe the word is idealistic--a section on the effectiveness of hypnotism. It was a bit too out there and could have been left out.
Mar 03, 2008 Lone Meineche rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: therapists
Recommended to Lone by: I bought it
I loved this book as it in a very basic way tell about the strategic psychotherapy. It contains a lot of basics and have a lot of useful info that you can use directly if you assist people in their personal development. It includes a lot of practical examples.
An excellent introduction and guide to Brief Therapy. It was a good and relatively easy read covering much of the brief therapy process including identifying problems, keeping the client as the primary driver for therapy, using analogies and parables, and, of course, the Miracle Question.