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 3: Who I am Becoming
Who I am Becoming
I like this technique for the client who has been with me for a while and has made some progress. Perhaps a direction has been defined, a decision made, and/or some discoveries made that answer the question “Who am I, and why do I do what I do?”
This technique emphasizes the process of change already occurring, and it underscores the more positive path upon which the client has embarked. It involves homework for the client and should be introduced at a preceding session. Most of the work is done by the client outside the session; the therapist is an onlooker or kindly coach who supports the client's efforts.
Tell your client that you have a mission for him or ...