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Make Every Session Count
Getting the Most Out of Your Brief Therapy

Preston, John, Varzos, Nicolette, Liebert, Douglas S.
Publisher:  New Harbinger Publications, USA
Year Published:  2000   First Published:  1995
Pages:  180pp   Price:  $16.95   ISBN:  1-57224-190-X
Resource Type:  Book

A client guide to brief therapy.


Table of Contents

Foreward by Simon Budman, Ph.D.

Part 1: What is Brief Therapy?
1. Is Brief Better?
2. Off the Couch and into Action
3. What's Therapy Like?
4. What are Therapists Like?
5. Realistic Results
6. When Brief is Not Enough

Part 2: How does Therapy Help?
7. From Distress to Healing
8. From Talk that Hurts to Talk that Heals
9. From Illusion to Reality
10. From Isolation to Contact
11. Disorders Responsive to Specific Treatments

Part 3: A Coping Skills Manual
12. "I think I can . . . I think I can . . . "
13. Getting Along with Others
14. Staying Healthy/Reducing Stress
15. Acute Distress Tolerance Skills
16. Doing "Homework" that Heals
17. Strengthening Your "Self"

Part 4: Are Medications the Answer?
18. A Brief Guide to Psychiatric Medications

Part 5: Managing Under Managed Care
19. Finding Your Way Through the Managed Care Maze


A. Sample Therapist's Statement on Confidentiality
B. Self-Rating Checklist
C. Group Programs for Help with Emotional Problems



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