Specific Therapeutic Techniques

Specific therapeutic techniques

Abstract

This chapter describes sequences of interventions that are called techniques or tasks. It presents a number of cognitive, behavioural and experiential techniques that are used in different approaches to therapy to target problematic experiences strategically in order to bring about their resolution. The selected techniques have one thing in common, they are all research-informed and can be learned as more or less stand-alone strategies. However, they should only be used in conjunction with an appropriate case conceptualisation.

All of the skills presented so far are typically used in a basic therapeutic interview. Sometimes, however, skills focused on the promotion of exploration, understanding and especially the promotion of change can be linked together in a series of steps that can be labelled ...

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