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Author Quick, Ellen Kaufman.

Title Doing what works in brief therapy : a strategic solution focused approach / Ellen K. Quick.

Published Boston ; Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2008.

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Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xix, 311 pages : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Series Practical resources for the mental health professional.
Practical resources for the mental health professional.
Notes Previous ed.: 1996.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index.
Contents 1 Model and Its Origins -- Additional Perspectives 2 -- Model 2 -- Brief Strategic Therapy: The Mri Approach 3 -- Solution Focused Therapy: The BFTC Approach 7 -- Combining Models 9 -- Strategic Solution Focused Model 10 -- 2 Clarifying the Problem: What's the Trouble? -- Prioritizing Problems 16 -- "Who, What, When, and Where?" 17 -- In What Way Is This a Problem? 19 -- To Whom Is This a Problem? 20 -- Why Now? 22 -- Translating Vague Constructs to Clear Complaints 23 -- When the Problem Is the Past 24 -- A Different Problem Every Time 25 -- Problem Clarification as Intervention 26 -- Celeste: "My Mother Was Very Sick Mentally" 28 -- How Is Therapy Supposed to Help? The Worst and Best Messages 31 -- 3 Amplifying the Solution: Variations on the Miracle Question -- Miracle Question 36 -- David: "I Wouldn't Hate Going to Work" 39 -- Identifying and Amplifying Exceptions 46 -- Scaling Questions 47 -- Variations on the Miracle Question 49 -- Miracle Questioning as Problem Clarification 51 -- Miracle Questioning as Intervention 54 -- Future Creates the Present 57 -- 4 Evaluating Attempted Solutions: If It Doesn't Work, Do Something Different -- Eliciting Attempted Solutions 60 -- Conceptualizing Pattern Interruption 63 -- Change Slowly 66 -- Depression: When "Cheer Up" Doesn't Work 67 -- Anxiety: When "Calm Down" Doesn't Work 69 -- Interrupting Unsuccessful Attempted Solutions in Relationships 71 -- Parents and Children: Reversing What Doesn't Work 76 -- Attempted Solutions to Eating Problems 77 -- Recognizing Individualized Attempted Solutions 79 -- 5 Designing the Intervention: Validation, Compliment, and Suggestion -- Three-Part Intervention 82 -- "Break" 83 -- Validating 84 -- Complimenting 86 -- Designing Suggestions for Customers, Complainants, and Visitors 88 -- What Message Will Help Most Today? 90 -- Introducing the Counterintuitive 91 -- Suggestions, Specific and "Generic" 93 -- Counterintuitive Approaches: Empathy, not Manipulation 96 -- 6 You Can Take It With You: What Do You Want to Remember? -- Useful for Therapists and for Clients 100 -- Therapist Influence on Take-Home Points 102 -- Common Themes 102 -- 7 Therapist Decisions: Clarifying, Amplifying, or Interrupting -- When Problem Clarification Doesn't Clarify 118 -- "When Miracle Questions Don't Create Miracles" 119 -- When Acceptance and Doing Something Different Don't Help 123 -- Shifting Stances as Therapy Progresses 126 -- 8 Practical Considerations: Using the Model in Behavioral Health Care -- Medication and the Model 131 -- A Model that "Works" in Managed Care 133 -- Intermittent Care: "The Family Practice Model" 134 -- How Many Sessions? "Not one More Than Necessary" 135 -- Spacing Sessions 136 -- Follow-up Sessions 137 -- "Termination" in Intermittent Care 138 -- Single-Session Therapy 141 -- Caveats in Brief Therapy 142 -- 9 Couples: Problems and Solutions -- Starting with the Couple Together 146 -- Clarifying the Problem(s) 146 -- Elaborating the Solution(s) 148 -- Three-Part Interventions for Couples 149 -- Jill and Nick: "Communication is a Problem" 151 -- Follow-Up: Together or Separately? 153 -- Therapist Concerns 158 -- Starting with one Person 159 -- Values and a Marriage Friendly Stance 162 -- 10 Doing What Works Group Therapy -- Group Format 167 -- Research on the Group 172 -- Ingredients of Change 173 -- Appendix: Doing What Works Group Visualizations 178 -- 11 Positive Psychology and the Strategic Solution Focused Model -- Some Positive Psychology Principles and Techniques 189 -- Using Positive Psychology Tools in Strategic Solution Focused Therapy 191 -- A Technology for Positive Psychology 192 -- Case Examples 194 -- Some Concerns about the Positive Psychology Movement - and Some Possible Solutions 198 -- 12 Acceptance and Change and the Model -- Acceptance Change Cycle in Multiple Approaches 201 -- Acceptance in the Strategic Solution Focused Approach 204 -- Clarifying and "Deconstructing" Difficult Problems 204 -- Coping Questions 205 -- Amplifying the Coping Response 206 -- Interrupting Unsuccessful Coping Solutions 208 -- Coping with Indecision 210 -- Using Therapist Impotence: "I Can't Make it All Go Away" 211 -- Acceptance/Change Cycle in Therapy 213 -- 13 Doing What Works as a Transtheoretical Approach -- Common Factors and the Model 218 -- A Doing What Works Philosophy with Techniques from Other Models 219 -- A Unifying Framework 221 -- A Few Basic Principles 222 -- 14 Case Examples: Intermittent Care -- Harriet: "I Guess I Come When I Need You" 225 -- Gail: "Rage Attacks Forever" 226 -- Jeffrey and Claudia: Sex Drive Differences 229 -- 15 Excerpts: Single-Session Therapy -- Mary's Miracle 233 -- Liz: "I Blow Up at Him" 243 -- 16 Case Examples and Excerpts: Brief Therapy -- Megan: "Problems with My Father" 253 -- Al: The Words and the Music 260 -- Gloria: The Inconsistent Overeater 266 -- 17 Case Example: Crisis Intervention -- Craig: "It Was Just Time to End It" 277 -- 18 Case Examples: Doing What Works with Longstanding Patterns -- Betsy: Depression and "Losing It" 285 -- Leanne: "I Think I've Always Been a Liar" 291.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Solution-focused brief therapy.
Strategic therapy.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Doing what works in brief therapy.
ISBN 9780123741752 paperback
0123741750 paperback