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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.

Rock-Hard Resolve: Holding On
Rock-hard resolve: Holding on

We all encounter those clients whose ability to make decisions and act upon them is not their strong suit. Very unprofessional, judgmental words come to mind: spineless, weak, passive, and wimpy, to name just a few. These are the clients who require a boatload of patience. The “Just Do It!” motto may scream in your head as you once again endure the metaphorical walk down that familiar path that leads to the expected end.

The answer is right there: Get a job! Get a date! Get out (of the job, the marriage, the relationship, the town, the church)! Do something, even if it's wrong!

It's as if the person has lost something. Faith? Confidence? Free will? Choice? Certainly, any sense ...

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