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 24: Field Trips
Sometimes, for therapists, “thinking outside the box” means thinking outside the office. It's hard to broaden your horizons when everything you learned in shrink school about doing therapy was about doing it in the context of an office.
I first experimented with a field trip because I was having difficulty trying to help a client who was a survivor of sexual abuse. The experiment worked so well that I took two more trips with clients who, likewise, were haunted by experiences from childhood and adolescence. Finally, a client invited me on a field trip with her. Now, although taking a field trip is not something I do very often, it is in my toolbox, and if I need it, I know how to ...