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 28: Nails, Tacks, and Hooks
Nails, Tacks, and Hooks
The small items in this section are useful additions to any therapist's toolbox. You never know when you'll need a little nail to support the big picture, or a hook to hold a couple of ideas together. Sometimes, a tack will make just the right point. A few gadgets in the collection are mine; other fasteners and little bits of wisdom were gleaned from some of the best therapists, teachers, friends, and lovers I've been privileged to know. These offerings are little gifts to your clients from you. Sometimes, you ask a question that helps them address an issue; other times, you tell a story to illustrate a dynamic; and still other times, you share an anecdote to ...