In Search of Solutions : a New Direction in Psychotherapy

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - Psychology - 208 pages
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Recognized leaders in the solution-oriented movement, O'Hanlon and Weiner-Davis provide guidelines for clinicians in implementing solution-oriented language and explain how to avoid dead ends. Now available in paperback, including new material to bring the reader up-to-date on advances in this growing field.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Evolution of Psychotherapy From Explanations and Problems to Solutions
10
Challenging Assumptions Furnishing Premises for SolutionOriented Therapy
26
The Uncertainty Principle in Therapy Cocreating Solvable Problems
51
Watch Your Language Having a Conversation for Change
60
The Session as Intervention The Components of SolutionOriented Interviewing
75
Prescriptions for Change Altering the Doing and the Viewing of the Problem
126
Amplifying and Maintaining Change Keeping the Ball Rolling
145
The Road Not Taken Paths to Avoid in Therapy
163
Ready Fire Aim Putting SolutionOriented Therapy into Practice
179
Bill OHanlon Michele WeinerDavis
182
References
199
Index
203
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Bill O'Hanlon, is a founder of Possibility and Inclusive Therapies and is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including Out of the Blue, Becoming A Published Therapist, and Quick Steps to Resolving Trauma. He is a Diplomate, Board Member, Fellow and Master Therapist in the American Psychotherapy Association and was awarded the "Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year" in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit his website for more information: BillOHanlon.com.

Michele Weiner-Davis, Ph.D. is an internationally known relationship expert, marriage educator, best-selling author and psychotherapist, specializing in a solution-oriented approach aimed at helping people change their lives quickly and painlessly.

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