ERIC Number: ED431142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Favorite Counseling and Therapy Techniques: 51 Therapists Share Their Most Creative Strategies.
Rosenthal, Howard G., Ed.
This book is divided into four parts. In Part I, "Serendipitous Suggestion: An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Psychotherapeutic Techniques," a case example of a creative counseling technique implemented by the editor and a colleague is described. This section also discusses six key reasons why techniques can enhance therapeutic effectiveness, and describes the evolution of the book. Also included is a description of the techniques acquisitions process, samples of the information sent to the therapists, and a cautionary note concerning the utilization of the techniques discussed in Part III. In Part II, "The Dark Side of Techniques: Beware of the Milton H. Erickson Clone," more cautionary warnings are offered through the editor's descriptions of failures and successes with his patients along with a list of seven points for therapists to keep in mind when studying the various techniques offered. Part II concludes with comments from one of the therapists solicited to provide creative techniques. In Part III, "Techniques," creative counseling techniques are described from 51 therapists. Each entry names the therapists, gives his/or her affiliation(s) and major works, describes the population for which the technique is intended, provides cautionary notes, and finally, describes the technique. "Part IV: 15 Recommendations for Effectively Implementing Counseling and Therapy Techniques" is a brief list of tips. Of particular interest to school psychologist and counselors are: (1) "Using stories in Therapy with Children and Families" (Larry Golden); (2) "Memory Work with Children" (Linda Goldman); and (3) "Bibliotherapy" (Bea Wehrly).(MKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Counseling Techniques, Counselors, Creative Activities, Psychotherapy, Therapy
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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Note: "Includes contributions from Albert Ellis, William Glasser, Arnold A. Lazarus, Allen E. Ivey, Raymond J. Corsini, Peter R. Breggin, Judith S. Beck, and other accomplished helpers."