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The Therapist's Toolbox is like taking several years of seminars and reading a book or two. It is a time-saving and cost effective manual full of tried-and-tune techniques for enhancing therapeutic intervention with clients, written by a discerning and seasoned practitioner.

Aimed at practice with individual adults and couples, this manual is a collection of nonsense, helpful techniques drawn from Susan E. Carrell's vast experience throughout her career. Each technique is complete and easy to implement in a single session. The author's jargon-free, down-to-earth writing style makes each technique easy to understand and effective to use. Carrell provides treatment objective and diagnostic aids to help the clinician meet requirements for treatment planning, as well extensive examples from her own practice.

Introduction: A Resource for Therapists
Introduction: A resource for therapists

Your clients, the Hansens, are coming in tomorrow. The first session made you feel like a spectator at Wimbledon; all that was missing was the strawberries and cream. But for all the volleys and lobs, they never really communicated; that was obvious. How can you stop the singles match and show them that it's more fun to be playing doubles, to be on the same team?

When you check your appointment book for the day, your heart sinks. Martin Stevens again. He's so much work! He never says anything; he just sits there looking at you. He makes you uncomfortable. Help me! Do something! is the unspoken challenge, but he won't open up to you. If he ...

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