The Therapist's Ultimate Solution Book

Essential Strategies, Tips & Tools to Empower Your Clients

Judith Belmont (Author)

Overview | Contents

Simple psychoeducational strategies to keep clients on track during and in-between sessions.

Clients go to therapy wanting to change, but often they have no inherent knowledge of how to change. It’s up to the therapist to build a well-stocked toolkit of life skills and psychoeducational strategies. This book answers the call, delivering an array of basic “solutions”—in the form of handouts, worksheets, exercises, quizzes, mini-lessons, and visualizations—to use with your clients and tailor to fit their needs.

No matter your preferred course of therapy—whether it’s CBT, DBT, EMDR, or EFT—having at your disposal a variety of easy-to-learn and easy-to-teach techniques for a host of common therapy issues goes a long way in keeping your clients on track, both during and in between sessions.

Each chapter offers loads of skill-building tips and techniques to teach your clients, followed by practical take-aways for in-between sessions and additional recommended resources that they can turn to (websites, books, videos, and social media). Topics covered include:

• stress Solutions
• anxiety Solutions
• depression Solutions
• anger Solutions
• conflict Solutions
• regret Solutions
• low Self-Esteem Solutions
• life-Imbalance Solutions, and more.

This book is one-stop shopping for a variety of simple, practical, educational techniques to help your clients make longstanding life changes.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • May 2015
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70988-9
  • 6.6 × 9.6 in / 384 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

The Therapist’s Ultimate Solution Book is exactly that: 366 pages of exhaustively detailed guidance for therapists . . . . [A] useful reference for the experienced therapist and an ideal resource for the novice.” — Hypnosis Depot

The Therapist’s Ultimate Solution Book is a resource that belongs on your desk, not your bookshelf. It addresses issues that most every client is actively dealing with in treatment, and Belmont’s therapeutic tips and takeaways make it both accessible and directly applicable to clinical practice. As a national trainer on skills-based approaches, I will be referencing this work across the country and in my own clinics.” — Mark Carlson, author of CBT for Chronic Pain and Psychological Well-Being

“When I was a beginning therapist I would have memorized this book—Belmont tells us how to do therapy. And she does so in an extremely practical way, not endorsing one approach to fit all, but rather giving several approaches to the typical problems our clients bring to therapy. Her style is engaging, her pragmatism refreshing. Better yet, her handouts, worksheets and resource sections are by themselves a gold mine of ideas that will help clients move from the desire for change to accomplishing it. This book is a resource that every therapist will want on the bookshelf—no, open on the desk!” — Margaret Wehrenberg, author of Anxiety + Depression: Effective Treatment of the Big Two Co-Occuring Disorders and The 10 Best Anxiety Busters

“Belmont’s book is an invaluable resource containing the latest and most effective treatment techniques that clinicians can use to teach clients how to quickly address their symptoms. This book has it all: clinical theory; evidence-based, well-organized, and easy-to-implement skills; as well as handouts, treatment tips, therapeutic takeaways, and resources that help clients change and learn new skills. You will wonder how you ever got along without this book.” — Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, author of Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Client,

The Therapist’s Ultimate Solution Book lives up to and exceeds its title, delivering straightforward and effective philosophies, resources, and interventions for a variety of clinical situations. Belmont draws from well-researched concepts and the best evidence-based approaches to put a wide range of clinical tools in the hands of frontline therapists. Frankly, there are few books on the market that reach this level of practicality—a must have for new and experienced therapists.” — Dr. Lane Pederson, author of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: A Contemporary Guide for Practitioners

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