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.

Bridging the Gap: Getting Beyond Insight

Bridging the gap: Getting beyond insight

In the course of writing The Therapist's Toolbox, I contacted three authors to ask if I could borrow their tools. Over the years, these ingenious ideas have become standards in my toolbox, and I would hate to work without them. My intent was to loan them out.

The process of obtaining permission (or not) was an interesting experience. I knew Paula Caplan personally (see Chapter 26, “The Mother Interview”), but the other two authors were strangers. I called Paula, and, in her predictably big-hearted way, she gave me permission to use her material without hesitation. Then, I sent a letter to the publishing company of one of the other authors. In a timely manner, a ...

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