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 13: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Letting Go
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Letting Go
The older I get, the more I believe that life is all about letting go. It appears to me that the more a person can relax that frantic grasp on life, the better. The prevailing fantasy is that there is a way to ensure personal and emotional security; I don't think so. The clients I have seen clutching onto people and situations in a valiant but vain attempt to control things are legion. They are also unhappy. How can we as therapists help our clients loosen their grip and try a different approach? This tool is one way. (It also works well in individual therapy)
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