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 22: A Matter of Perspective
A Matter of Perspective
When I discussed this tool in my book Group Exercises for Adolescents: A Manual for Therapists, I noted that the technique was equally valuable for use in individual therapy. It's true. I can't say that it is something you'll want to keep on top of your toolbox, but you will be glad you have it with you for a few special projects.
There are those clients who can be helped a great deal if only their perspective were different. From their vantage point, the focus is so narrow that they have lost sight of other possibilities. They may be mired in the mud of a mind-set from which they cannot extricate themselves. Like quicksand, the struggle causes them to ...