Narrative & Strategic Therapies

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  1. Book ImageThe Reflecting Team: Dialogues and Dialogues About the Dialogues

    Tom Andersen

    What happens when the barriers between therapists and clients are removed, when they all participate in a dialogue about change, and when therapists and clients even trade places? As Lynn Hoffman says in her forward to this remarkable book, it "dramatically alters a family's position in relation to the professionals they have come to see." In the process, it changes the roles, rules, and expectations of therapy.More

  2. Book ImageBread & Spirit: Therapy with the New Poor: Diversity of Race, Culture, and Values

    Harry J. Aponte

    "This is not another how-to book, although it is practical and applied. Instead, it is a book that addresses the tough situations and quandries facing therapists working with clients who differ from them in culture, ethnicity, lifestyle, or beliefs." --Contemporary PsychologyMore

  3. Book ImageThe Healing Power of Writing: A Therapist's Guide to Using Journaling With Clients

    Susan Borkin

    The healing benefits of writing can support traditional therapy.More

  4. Book ImageCreative Aging: A Meaning-Making Perspective

    Mary Baird Carlsen

    "Don't let therapists and counselors keep this unique book to themselves! Every man and woman who feels 'the first cool winds of evening' can take heart from this visionary yet down-to-earth exploration of creative potential in the later years of life. This is a book that can change lives." —Robert Kastenbaum, Ph.D. Editor-in-Chief, The Encyclopedia of Adult DevelopmentMore

  5. Book ImageTelling Without Talking: Art as a Window into the World of Multiple Personality

    Barry M. Cohen, Carol Thayer Cox

    This extensively illustrated book shows how abused individuals simultaneously express and camouflage dissociated and repressed information in drawings.More

  6. Book ImageNarrative Therapy: The Social Construction of Preferred Realities

    Gene Combs, Jill Freedman

    For psychotherapy students, teachers, and practitioners, this book describes the clinical application of the growing body of ideas and practices that has come to be known as narrative therapy. Clear and compelling demonstrations of narrative therapy practice, rich in case examples and creative strategies, are at the heart of this book.More

  7. Book ImageRetelling the Stories of Our Lives: Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience

    David Denborough

    Powerful ideas from narrative therapy can teach us how to create new life stories and promote change.More

  8. Book ImageInnovations in Narrative Therapy: Connecting Practice, Training, and Research

    Jim Duvall, Laura Béres

    Presenting a compelling evidence base for narrative therapy.More

  9. Book ImageLanguage Structure and Change: Frameworks of Meaning in Psychotherapy

    Jay S. Efran, Michael D. Lukens, Robert J. Lukens

    This work on psychotherapeutic dialogue aims to demonstrate how a client-therapist collaborative psychotherapeutic dialogue can help people to disentangle themselves from convoluted conversations and stereotyped usages that keep their lives from developing and to generate new meanings.More

  10. Book ImagePlayful Approaches to Serious Problems: Narrative Therapy with Children and their Families

    David Epston, Jennifer Freeman, Dean Lobovits

    The "grown-up talk" of therapy is likely to turn off children - especially if it focuses on their problematic behavior. The highly effective techniques of narrative therapy include children by respecting their unique language, stories, and views of the world.More

  11. Book ImageDoing Contextual Therapy: An Integrated Model for Working with Individuals, Couples, and Families

    Peter Goldenthal

    This book explains this deeply ethical approach of contextual therapy in practical terms and demonstrates its practice in extensive cases.More

  12. Book ImageConversations on Therapy: Popular Problems and Uncommon Solutions

    David R. Grove, Jay Haley

    Imagine being able to consult with Jay Haley about difficult therapy cases.More

  13. Book ImageFrom Conflict to Resolution: Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment of Distressed Individuals, Couples, and Families

    Susan M. Heitler

    "Heitler has established herself as a leader in what is evolving as an extraordinary, valuable integration of systems perspectives, cognitive and behavioral methodologies, and traditional views of personality and therapy."--Psychotherapy in Private PracticeMore

  14. Book ImageBack to Reality: A Critique of Postmodern Theory in Psychotherapy

    Barbara S. Held

    The author critiques postmodern/narrative theory, with its underlying antirealist/constructivist philosophy that the knower makes rather than discovers reality. As an alternative, she introduces readers to the integrative/eclective therapy movement and proposes "modest realism."More

  15. Book ImageFrom Violence, Toward Love: One Therapist's Journey

    Marjorie Holiman

    This is the evocative story of one therapist's experiences with violence.

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