Constructive Therapies V2

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Michael F. Hoyt
Guilford Press, Oct 1, 1998 - Psychology - 388 pages
Like its predecessor, Constructive Therapies, Volume 1, this engaging book presents a range of creative, time- effective approaches for helping clients build on their competencies and develop their own solutions. In-depth interviews with Michael White, Steve de Shazer, Bill O'Hanlon, Donald Meichenbaum, and Kenneth Gergen are incorporated with other clinicially oriented chapters from well-known therapists. Topics covered include different styles of constructive therapy, the externalization and deconstruction of problems, narrative work with ADHD-diagnosed children, a solution-focused approach for dealing with cases of domestic violence, EMDR and the MRI interactional approach, actualizing
the empty self in psychotherapy, emotional and spiritual healing, and more. Illustrative case examples are featured throughout.
 

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Contents

Introduction Some Stories Are Better Than Others
1
On Ethics and the Spiritualities of the Surface A Conversation with Michael White
33
Solution Building and Language Games A Conversation with Steve de Shazer
60
Welcome to PossibilityLand A Conversation with Bill OHanlon
87
CognitiveBehavioral Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder from a Narrative Constructivist Perspective A Conversation with Donald Meichenbaum
124
Consulting the Problem about the Problematic Relationship An Exercise for Experiencing a Relationship with an Externalized Problem
148
From Deficits to Special Abilities Working Narratively with Children Labeled ADHD
163
Taking Safety Home A SolutionFocused Approach with Domestic Violence
184
No Self? No Problem Actualizing Empty Self in Psychotherapy
238
Core Transformation A Brief Therapy Approach to Emotional and Spiritual Healing
275
A Golfers Guide to Brief Therapy with Footnotes for Baseball Fans
306
Three Styles of Constructive Therapy
319
ResourceFocused Therapy
334
Postmodernism the Relational Self Constructive Therapies and Beyond A Conversation with Kenneth Gergen
347
Songs for Constructive Therapists
369
Index
377

When the Past Is Present A Conversation about EMDR and the MRI Interactional Approach
197
The Relational Self The Expanding of Love beyond Desire
211

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About the author (1998)

Michael F. Hoyt, PhD, is Director of Adult Psychiatric Services at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward, California, and serves on the Clinical Faculty of the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco. Widely published on brief therapy and related topics, Dr. Hoyt is the author of Brief Therapy and Managed Care (1995), coeditor (with Simon H. Budman and Steven Friedman) of The First Session in Brief Therapy (Guilford, 1992), and editor of volume one of Constructive Therapies (Guilford, 1994). A multitheoretical thinker and expert clinician, he is an internationally respected lecturer.

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