Discover the One, Complete Therapist Toolkit That Offers Expert Techniques for Treating the Wide Range of Therapeutic Conditions ... So You Can Be Confident With Even the Most Challenging Clients.
This comprehensive kit features master clinical practitioners ready to teach you their transformational approaches
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You'll learn proven, practical approaches and interventions from leading clinical innovators.
The Master Therapist's Toolkit is packed full of expert techniques developed by leading therapists through years of experience and research. This kit is designed to increase your counseling effectiveness, enhance your professional development and prepare you with tested treatment approaches to improve your client outcomes. We have gathered the tools and resources for some of the most regularly encountered conditions—the ones that often prove the most challenging to treat—and combined them into one convenient package for you. Featuring some of the most respected and trusted experts in the world, this one-of-a-kind therapeutic compilation offers profound insights and practical techniques that will transform your practice.
- Recognizing internal attachment disorder and mastering effective ways—including somatic approaches—to helping clients overcome feelings of shame and worthlessness
- Treating addictive behaviors and their often interactive relationship to underlying trauma symptoms, effectively
- Unraveling the complexity of clients with borderline personality disorder and exploring how to use the Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach to manage traps and lead these clients to breakthrough healing
- Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by building a therapeutic collaboration around the client's motivation to change, and when applicable, including additional family members in the session
- Working with clients to overcome anxiety quickly and effectively by leveraging their fears and overriding the responses that perpetuate them
- and much more...
- Move beyond the limitations of acceptance and unconditional positive regard
- Recognize internal attachment disorder
- Help clients reconnect with their disowned self
- Integrate parts work into your approach
- Use somatic methods with traumatized clients
- Understanding the role of exiled “parts” in your client's reactive responses
- Deepening awareness of your own parts
- Learning how to access the compassionate inner “self”
- Exploring the fundamentals of parts work
- Managing common traps like client anger and over-dependency
- Recognizing when you sound like a disappointed parent
- Making the impasse explicit without blaming the client
- Acknowledging your own role when treatment bogs down
- Learning to repair ruptures in the therapeutic alliance
- Developing a community of practice with tough cases
- Gaining and retaining therapeutic leverage
- Mastering the art of empathic confrontation
- Assessing your own vulnerabilities and triggers
- Putting clients in touch with their inner lonely child
- Using homework assignments to generalize therapeutic learnings and strengthen retention
- The danger of relieving the client’s pain too soon
- How to set mutually agreed upon goals
- How to focus clients on compelling reasons to change
- When to slow the pace
- The "Columbo" approach to overcoming stalemates
- Assessment for six key client characteristics
- Reactance: defiance vs. compliance
- Coping style: internalizers vs. externalizers
- Stage of change: precontemplation, contemplation, and action
- Other characteristics: religion/spirituality, culture, and preferences
- Focuses on the interactive relationship between the underlying trauma symptoms and the impulse to “use” to regulate unbearable feelings and sensations
- Provides a meaning-making component that lessens shame and offers inspiration to live a “life beyond trauma”
- Integrates Sensorimotor Psychotherapy techniques that teach clients how to regulate their nervous systems, decrease anxiety, tolerate sadness and loneliness, and ground themselves both physically and emotionally
- Engages the client’s right brain through drawing, diagramming, movement and gesture, as well as utilizing traditional cognitive interventions.
- Explain how to rapidly engage anxious clients in the therapeutic alliance and change their mindset toward their fears.
- Identify why the first step to changing an overwhelming response to anxiety is accepting the perceived threat as something the client can approach and change.
- Implement strategies to help clients transform their fear into a challenge to be met or a puzzle to be solved.
- Describe how to assess the client’s motivation, stage of change, and preferred mode of learning and how to build a therapeutic collaboration around it
- Summarize the importance of therapist transparency
- Explain how to empower clients by making the therapy process as safe and explicit as possible
- Explore intra-family violence or include additional family members in your sessions
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change, teaches at the University of Chicago. She’s the coauthor of Systemic Treatment of Incest and coeditor of Treating Incest: A Multimodal Systems Perspective.
Linda Stone Fish, MSW, PhD, the David B. Falk Endowed Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University, is the author of Nurturing Queer Youth.
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