Favorite Counseling and Therapy Homework Assignments: Leading Therapists Share Their Most Creative Strategies

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Psychology - 241 pages
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Howard Rosenthal takes the reader into the offices of 56 of the finest therapists in the world to learn their favorite counseling and therapy homework assignments. The text literally reads like a Who's Who in therapy, packing in more famous therapists than any book of its kind.

Albert Ellis uses his REBT Self-Help form to create effective homework beginning with the very first session. William Glasser reveals his 'Getting Rid of the Seven Habits of Unhappy' homework for the first time. Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute? explains how clients can use 'Trioing' to solve career difficulties and overcome personal obstacles.

Microcounseling skills pioneer Allen E. Ivey shares gems of therapeutic wisdom based on 35 years experience. Noted textbook authors Marianne Schneider Corey and Gerald Corey share an innovative paradigm for implementing client-centered homework for group therapy clients. Psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin of Talking Back to Prozac fame, utilizes a homework assignment involving kindness rather than relying upon today's dangerous psychiatric drugs. And the list goes on and on.

Dr. Rosenthal also teams up with the eminent therapist Jeffrey Kottler to illuminate the pitfalls of therapeutic homework. Overall, this lively, innovative book promises to become a classic in the field of helping and is the perfect sequel to Dr. Rosenthal's bestselling Favorite Counseling and Therapy Techniques.
 

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Contents

EXPLORING THE DARK SIDE
15
Robert E Albert Ph D
28
Together Time
40
Identifying Influences
47
Meditational Working Through
55
ClientCentered Homework in Groups
65
Utilizing Therapeutic Symbols
73
REBT SelfHelp Form and Reading Materials
82
Unthinkable HomeWork
138
Coping Chain
141
The Paper Plate Activity
147
The Basics
157
Creating a New Family Play
166
Understanding and Coping with Transitions
173
Relieving the Suicidal
180
The NNS Approach to Emotions
189

Relationship Conditioning
99
Getting Rid of the Seven Deadly Habits
105
Effective Intervention with Psychotherapeutic
111
The Love Lucy Parenting Technique
118
SelfConcept Adjustment Strategy
124
Expanding Options with Reluctant Clients
132
Maximizing Human Potential with
196
The Ice Station Zebra
214
Quality Time for Improving Family Relationships
220
FIFTEEN RECOMMENDATIONS
235
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About the author (2001)

Albert Ellis, Ph.D., was the intellectual founder of all clinical approaches that now fall under the rubric of cognitive behavior therapy, and he is generally regarded as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century. His Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is now practiced and taught throughout the world, along with the numerous similar therapies that it spawned. Dr. Ellis wrote 70 books and more than 600 journal articles and monographs. At the Albert Ellis Institute, which he founded and managed for more than half a century, he personally trained or supervised thousands of clinicians. As a practicing psychologist, he personally helped more than 10,000 people lead less painful and more productive lives. Dr. Ellis received dozens of awards from organizations like the American Psychological Association and American Counseling Association for his tireless work in advancing psychology, counseling, and social work. When he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1947, he had already established himself as the most renowned sex therapist in the first half of the 20th century, and he then went on to revolutionize the field of clinical psychology. Dr. Ellis died July 24, 2007, while this book was in the final stages of preparation.

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