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.
Chapter 11: The Couple's Love Story
The Couple's Love Story
I divorced the father of my children after 16 years of marriage and met the love of my life 3 years later. Our attraction to each other was instantaneous; our compatibility profound. Never underestimate the passion of people who feel they have another chance at love, whether they are 16, 36, or 76!
Although our relationship was secure, we only dated, deciding we would get married later, when the children left home and the dogs died. I was a therapist and he was a family court judge, and we knew about the problems of blended families.
All went well until the day it all fell apart. On that day, his teenage daughter appeared at my door, all giggles and smiles. ...