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 4: Discovering the Inner Child
Discovering the Inner Child
There seems to be a wealth of information in the literature about the benefits of inner-child work. Whole books about it can be found in the self-help section of your local bookstore, and chapters dedicated to inner-child concepts can be found in other self-help selections as well. Professional journals document the use of inner-child work, and even trendy fashion magazines have featured articles on the technique. When Saturday Night Live skits are devoted to making fun of the inner child, and sarcastic greeting cards poke fun as well, it is clear that the notion is familiar in the culture. However, I have been surprised to find that a number of therapists I know locally, or have met at ...