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 10: Favorite Fairy Tales
Favorite Fairy Tales
Fairy tales are excellent tools to use in therapy. If you are like me, thinking that we put away the influence of fairy tales along with the rest of our childhood toys, think again. These mythical messages can have a defining influence on how a person views self, gender, and even life in general. Consider using this tool if you are working with a client who is searching for the answer to the question “Who am I, and why do I do what I do?”
Fairy tales serve as good examples of how images beyond family and personal experience play an important role in shaping our personalities and our perceptions of the world. They can be included in the important cultural ...