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 6: The Life Line
The Life Line
Most therapist types have to write a detailed autobiography at some point during training; I did. It was an assignment that I actually still remember, although no telling what happened to the final product. All that is said about the importance of writing proved to be true. When the memories and fleeting pictures of my past were organized, recounted, and documented on paper, I felt a greater sense of ownership in my own life experience.
In the process of writing, memories that once seemed isolated or unrelated fell into place as essential pieces of the whole. Particular events took on new meaning when viewed in retrospect. The relative importance of things seemed to shift. The big occasions became smaller and less ...