Therapeutic Conversations

Therapeutic Conversations

Using the new narrative approach, this book presents work centring around the idea that psychotherapy is primarily a special kind of conversation that elicits clients' strengths, competencies and solutions.

Author: Stephen G. Gilligan

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 039370145X

Category: Psychology

Page: 362

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On the leading edge of the new solution-oriented and narrative approaches, this book presents groundbreaking work converging around the idea that psychotherapy is primarily a special kind of conversation that elicits clients' strengths, competencies, and solutions. The therapist is seen as an expert in creating conversations that reveal clients' expertise and empower them to change. The book was conceived around a conference that took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June 1992. In the meeting rooms and the hallways, over morning coffee and late into the night, the conversations among all conference participants - presenters and attendees - were intense and dynamic. People engaged in ongoing conversations about therapy, defining and redefining their positions in, as Bill O'Hanlon has called it, "the third wave" of psychotherapy. Readers will sense the flavor and excitement of those Tulsa discussions in the dialogue of chapters and commentaries in Therapeutic Conversations. Here contributors not only present their latest views on ways to empower clients but also discuss such issues as positioning of the therapist, time as a dimension in psychotherapy, the uses of rituals and stories, and the differences been "exceptions" and "unique outcomes". Representing various perspectives on narrative, conversational, and solution-focused therapies, the contributors include, among others, Bill O'Hanlon, Steve de Shazer, John Weakland, Michele Weiner-Davis, and Stephen Gilligan. There is a distinctly international flavor, with contributions from Karl Tomm of Canada, Michael White of Australia, and David Epston of New Zealand. Whether venturing into the Theoretical Conversations of Part I or the ClinicalApplications of Part II, readers will find themselves stimulated not only to try new ways to converse therapeutically but also to participate in the continuing conversation that defines the practice of psychotherapy.
Categories: Psychology

Very Brief Therapeutic Conversations

Very Brief Therapeutic Conversations

In Very Brief Therapeutic Conversations, Windy Dryden demonstrates the therapeutic value of very brief interventions in counselling, psychotherapy and coaching, using a wide range of techniques and skills to bring this novel approach to ...

Author: Windy Dryden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351104982

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

View: 108

In Very Brief Therapeutic Conversations, Windy Dryden demonstrates the therapeutic value of very brief interventions in counselling, psychotherapy and coaching, using a wide range of techniques and skills to bring this novel approach to life. The book provides an informative and innovative guide on 'how to do' very brief therapy in 30 minutes or less. The often fascinating and universal problems the volunteers discuss, as well as the goal and guiding principles of this novel therapy, are explored in the first half of this book. Inspired by Ellis’s therapeutic ‘Friday Night Workshops’, transcripts from Dryden’s own therapeutic conversations at his 'live sessions' with volunteers form the second half of the book. Very Brief Therapeutic Conversations is an accessible and entertaining read for all therapists, whether in training or practice, who want to see very clear examples of theory being put into practice.
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Co Constructing Therapeutic Conversations

Co Constructing Therapeutic Conversations

SYSTEMIC THINKING AND PRACTICE SERIES Edited by David Campbell and
Ros Draper Co-constructing Therapeutic Conversations A Consultation of
Restraint VAN B. INGER and ER INGER Co-Constructing Therapeutic
Conversations A ...

Author: Ivan Inger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429912085

Category: Psychology

Page: 112

View: 495

This book illustrates the unique systemic approach of the Ingers who are well-known teachers and co-founders of the Family Studies Institute in Portland, Oregon. Their work combines elements of the reflective team approach with a model of co-therapy. It is a fresh and innovative application of systemic thinking to the field of family therapy. The book consists of a full-length description of one family consultation with detailed commentary on the process of the interview provided by the Ingers. The theoretical basis of their model is a carefully explained and the interview itself is discussed by a range of American and British therapists taking part in a family therapy exchange.
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Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth

Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth

This speaking can even include a resistant voice to the influence of mass media
and consumer culture—one that I often invite into therapeutic conversations as
an ally for clients' preferred selves. In what ways does the field of cultural studies
 ...

Author: Julie Tilsen

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780765709790

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

View: 480

Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth is for practitioners who seek culturally responsive, socially-just ways of engaging queer youth in conversations that evoke imagination, provoke possibility, and honor the courageous resistance and arresting inventiveness of their young clients. The first therapy book that focuses on work with youth who construct queer identities (as differentiated from essentialized gay or lesbian identities), it’s also the first to draw on queer theory and constructionist philosophy to inform practice with queer youth. Case vignettes and reflective exercises suitable for classroom use are provided through the commentary of five queer youth who served as cultural consultants to the research and writing of the book.
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Solution Talk

Solution Talk

This book represents an addition to the literature on brief therapy. Solution Talk is a term Furman and Ahola use to refer to a constructive and agreeable manner of talking with people about problems.

Author: Ben Furman

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393701352

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

View: 397

This book represents an addition to the literature on brief therapy. Solution Talk is a term Furman and Ahola use to refer to a constructive and agreeable manner of talking with people about problems. A conversation dominated by solution talk rather than problem talk is characterized by an atmosphere of mutual respect and is likely to focus on the future rather than the past, on resources rather than shortcomings, on success and progress rather than failure, and on solutions rather than problems.
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Expanding Organizational Practices

Expanding Organizational Practices

Deals with: dialogue; therapeutic practices; organizational change; 360 degrees] assessment and feedback; social construction; collaboration and understanding; management learning; and law firm management.

Author: AI Practitioner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1905822499

Category:

Page: 46

View: 174

Deals with: dialogue; therapeutic practices; organizational change; 360 degrees] assessment and feedback; social construction; collaboration and understanding; management learning; and law firm management.
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Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness Injury Or Impairment E Book previously Entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction

Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness  Injury Or Impairment E Book previously Entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction

Eye contact: Direct eye contact can project a sincere interest in and engagement
with the conversation; however, it is important ... D. THERAPEUTIC
CONVERSATIONS (INTERVIEWS) Introductions and clarification of purpose:
When doing an ...

Author: Michael Curtin

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780702072734

Category: Electronic books

Page: 840

View: 471

Formerly entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction this seminal textbook builds on the strengths of all previous editions and continues to explore the work of occupational therapists with people who are experiencing illness, injury or impairment. It links theory with day-to-day practice, stimulating reflection on the knowledge, expertise and attitudes that inform practice, and encouraging the development of occupation-focused practice. The new title, Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment, reflects the knowledge, attitudes and skills that underpin the practice of promoting occupation and participation. It showcases how occupational therapists work with people - not medical conditions and diagnoses - as individuals, groups, communities, and populations. The new edition now has additional chapters on the assessment and intervention stages of the professional reasoning process to assist development of enabling skills and strategies. It also includes many more practice stories throughout to provide authentic examples to illustrate the application of theory to practice. Learning is further reinforced via access to a new online resource - Evolve Resources - which includes MCQs, reflective questions and three bonus interactive practice stories with accompanying reflective videos. These are all signposted within the textbook. Now compromising seven sections, which follow the professional reasoning format of the Canadian Practice Process Framework (CPPF), the new edition first tracks the evolution of occupational therapy in the context of health care. It then examines the foundational biomedical and social sciences, in addition to occupational science, before going on to the areas of assessment; writing occupation-focused goals; enabling skills and strategies which include advocacy and lobbying, public health, and community-based rehabilitation. The book ends with a chapter on developing effective reflection skills to enable occupational therapists to critically evaluate their practice, evolve as practitioners, and maintain and develop their professional competencies.
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Narrative Practice Continuing the Conversations

Narrative Practice  Continuing the Conversations

This book is an inclusion of papers that were originally given as plenary addresses. The author?s descriptions of his work with a number of people are also included in the book.

Author: Michael White

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393706925

Category: Medical

Page: 202

View: 625

This book is an inclusion of papers that were originally given as plenary addresses. The author?s descriptions of his work with a number of people are also included in the book. In these descriptions we are treated not only to the details of his work, but we see the exquisite care he took in his therapy relationships.
Categories: Medical

Co Constructing Therapeutic Conversations

Co Constructing Therapeutic Conversations

This book illustrates the unique systemic approach of the Ingers who are well-known teachers and co-founders of the Family Studies Institute in Portland, Oregon.

Author: Ivan Inger

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781781810330

Category: Psychology

Page: 112

View: 841

This book illustrates the unique systemic approach of the Ingers who are well-known teachers and co-founders of the Family Studies Institute in Portland, Oregon. Their work combines elements of the reflective team approach with a model of co-therapy. It is a fresh and innovative application of systemic thinking to the field of family therapy. The book consists of a full-length description of one family consultation with detailed commentary on the process of the interview provided by the Ingers. The theoretical basis of their model is a carefully explained and the interview itself is discussed by a range of American and British therapists taking part in a family therapy exchange.
Categories: Psychology

Conversation Analysis of Therapeutic Discourse

Conversation Analysis of Therapeutic Discourse

The Pursuit of a Therapeutic Agenda Jerry Edward Gale Roy Freedle. Preface
Language and conversation has long fascinated me with its magic . Early in my
life as a young child , I had a speech impediment that taught me the importance
of ...

Author: Jerry Edward Gale

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UVA:X001925019

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 173

Based on the complete transcripts from a marital therapy session, this analysis examines the constructivistic nature of conversation, rhetorical devices used in pursuit of a therapeutic agenda, and dialogue as a systemic process. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Collaborative Therapy

Collaborative Therapy

In addition to the therapeutic applications, the book demonstrates the usefulness of a postmodern collaborative approach to the domains of education, research, and organizations.

Author: Harlene Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135926250

Category: Psychology

Page: 472

View: 476

Collaborative Therapy: Relationships and Conversations That Make a Difference provides in-depth accounts of the everyday practice of postmodern collaborative therapy, vibrantly illustrating how dialogic conversation can transform lives, relationships, and entire communities. Pioneers and leading professionals from diverse disciplines, contexts, and cultures describe in detail what they do in their therapy and training practices, including their work with psychosis, incarceration, aging, domestic violence, eating disorders, education, and groups. In addition to the therapeutic applications, the book demonstrates the usefulness of a postmodern collaborative approach to the domains of education, research, and organizations.
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Beliefs

Beliefs

SOCIAL VERSUS THERAPEUTIC CONVERSATIONS It is useful to draw a
distinction between social and therapeutic conversations . Social and therapeutic
conversations involve both internal and external conversations , but the similarity
 ...

Author: Lorraine M. Wright

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: UOM:39015038138643

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

View: 524

Offers families and their counselors advice on identifying and challenging family belief systems that block attempts at recovery
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Affirming Diversity Through Democratic Conversations

Affirming Diversity Through Democratic Conversations

Therapeutic conversation refers to an endeavor in which there is a mutual search
for understanding and exploration through dialogue around the always changing
" problems . " Therapy , and hence the therapeutic conversation , entails an “ in ...

Author: Victoria R. Fu

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015045680520

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 573

This collection of essays and personal reflections is written from a social constructivist perspective and proposes practices that promote democratic conversations regarding diversity by creating opportunities to share personal stories and to listen to other people's stories. It examines policies and practices that can either empower or stifle understanding in different situations and presents stories to serve as catalysts to promote democratic conversations and multicultural understanding in various contexts. Focuses on feminist and micro-interaction issues. Features authentic stories told in the author's own voice which paints a picture that is sometimes challenging, sometimes difficult to hear, but always meant to stimulate conversations with self and others to deconstruct and reconstruct personal notions of diversity. Presents information from a social constructivist view to support the belief that affirming diversity is an ongoing process of evaluating and reconstructing knowledge through social discourse and interactions. Addresses important questions such as "How can we build bridges and connections without being able to talk across differences?" and "How can we affirm diversity when selected views are allowed to be voiced, while others are silenced?" For educators, counselors, and social workers.
Categories: History

Collaborative Competency based Counseling and Therapy

Collaborative  Competency based Counseling and Therapy

Therefore , we would like to make a distinction between what we refer to as
traditional and collaborative conversations . Traditional Therapeutic
Conversations . Most traditional approaches to therapy rely on conversations that
are designed to ...

Author: Bob Bertolino

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015051283938

Category: Psychology

Page: 284

View: 763

This is the first book to fully explore a collaborative, competency-based orientation to counseling and psychotherapy. Based on 40 years of outcome research examining what works in therapy, mental health professionals are introduced to numerous ways of collaborating with clients from assessment through intervention and termination. Throughout the book, ideas are offered to illustrate how mental health professionals can promote the therapeutic relationship and facilitate positive change through respectful and effective practices. This book introduces readers to the importance of language in both the construction of problems and solutions. Readers are offered multiple ways of using language as a vehicle for promoting change. While new ideas are offered, the book also honors traditional theoretical underpinnings while challenging readers to work collaboratively with clients to find out what works for them.For counseling students, practicing counselors, social workers, etc. This book offers the new clinician and the seasoned one a perspective that honors the contributions of clients and clinicians alike while working toward the achievement of realistic and attainable outcomes.
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Therapeutic Discourse

Therapeutic Discourse

Psychotherapy as Conversation William Labov, David Fanshel. ABOUT
THERAPEUTIC CONVERSATIONS tal Cara i leo One of the most human things
that human beings do is talk to one another . We can refer to this activity as
conversation ...

Author: William Labov

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000560133N

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 332

Categories: Medical

Nursing Times

Nursing Times

Here, he describes the elements that comprise a therapeutic conversation and
explains why they are so important What ... social skills, counselling and group
skills, so they take part increasingly in 'therapeutic conversations' with patients.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35558001207105

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Therapeutic Perspectives on Working with Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Clients

Therapeutic Perspectives on Working with Lesbian  Gay  and Bisexual Clients

Therapeutic conversations bring forth different descriptions of a problem and in
so doing , create a notion of ' the facts ' . A person ' s description of an experience
will vary depending on the context in which the conversation is being held , on ...

Author: Dominic Davies

Publisher: Pink Therapy

ISBN: 0335203337

Category: Medical

Page: 187

View: 194

Following the success of Pink Therapy (1996 Open University Press) as a practical guide for therapists, counsellors and others in related professions working with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients in affirmative ways, this volume is the first to address how this can be approached from ten of the major therapeutic perspectives. Each approach is discussed with regard to its historical and theoretical relationship to these client groups and how the approach can be beneficial or negative. Guidelines for using the perspective supportively or practically are given, along with references for further study. The volume marks an important step in the dialogue between theoretical approaches and in the future development of, and debate about, these increasingly important fields in contemporary therapy.
Categories: Medical

An Introduction to Family Therapy

An Introduction to Family Therapy

Narrative approaches to therapy Adams - Westcott , J . , Dafforn , T . A . and
Sterne , P . ( 1993 ) Escaping victim life stories and co - constructing personal
agency , in S . Gilligan and R . Price ( eds ) Therapeutic Conversations . New
York : W ...

Author: Rudi Dallos

Publisher:

ISBN: 0335200648

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

View: 876

In response to popular demand, Rudi Dallos and Ros Draper have produced a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction the the theory and practice of family therapy and systemic practice. This impressive book offers an overview of the core conceptual framework, illustrated throughout by clinical examples. The chapters contain historical overviews of the development of systemic ideas as well as a thorough description of the core ideas. The book is partly structured by means of a three-phase conceptual map. The three phases detail the development of the early formulations from ideas based predominantly in systems theory, the move to constructivist approaches, and finally contemporary practice inspired by social constructionist and associated narrative therapies. The coverage also includes chapters on emotions and attachments in families and an accessible chapter on research methods with a set of illustrative studies.
Categories: Psychology

Couples Therapy Workbook

Couples Therapy Workbook

A treasure-trove of guided conversations to increase intimacy and friendship. Therapists often ask me for good homework assignments. This book does the thinking for you.

Author: Kathleen Mates-Youngman, LMFT

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 9781937661465

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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Couples Therapy Workbook is a series of guided questions to promote meaningful couple conversations and build ongoing, connected communication. The core of this unique guide is 30 guided conversations of the most critical relationship struggles. For each of the 30 topics, there is an introduction, goal-setting strategies and 10 scripted questions to ask each other - all presented in an easy-to-use mindful style. Set in a weekly format over 30 days but can be tailored to any timeframe. Designed to be used to couples, and also by therapists working with couples (bonus clinician prep included with each conversation). Week 1- Who Are We? Falling in Love, Friendship, Caring, Acceptance, Empathy, Emotional Intimacy, Rituals Week 2 - Who Am I? Childhood, Family Origin, Temperament, Influences, Spirituality, Values, How I Think Week 3- How do we work? Communication, Conflict, Defensiveness, Intimacy, Trust, Fidelity and Boundaries, Parenting, Staying in Sync Week 4 - What do we want? Romance, Joy and Gratitude, respect, Apologies and Forgiveness, Challenges, Relationship Savings Account, Past, Present & Future, Keeping Connected Reviews: “What a unique resource! A treasure-trove of guided conversations to increase intimacy and friendship. Therapists often ask me for good homework assignments. This book does the thinking for you. Keep it on hand and whether its values, sex, conflict or other challenging issues, you'll have a ready-made way to help your clients make immediate progress.” -- Ellyn Bader, Ph.D, Founder/Director The Couples Institute "This is a valuable resource for anyone working with couples. Any couple can profit greatly if they are willing to take Kathleen Youngman's challenge to explore these important topics and discuss these wonderful questions." -- Milan and Kay Yerkovich, Authors of best-selling How We Love series “Instead of offering analysis, advice or theory, The Couples Therapy Workbook offers just that, a set of questions to stimulate conversations that help couples deepen their engagement with each other and reconnect. All couples will find this an exceptional guide, and all therapists will find it an effective instrument to supplement the therapeutic process. I highly recommend it and complement the author on her creativity and attention to the core details of a connected relationship.” --Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph. D.; Authors of Making Marriage Simple and Getting the Love You Want.
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