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 9: Journaling 101
When I begin therapy with a new client, I usually talk to him or her about journaling. Sometimes, journaling becomes a major focus of therapy; clients write in their journals between appointments and bring them to session each time. A format for therapy evolves as we process the material together. Other times, the client's journal is a very occasional source of material for work in session. He or she may bring the journal only when it seems important to share a particular entry with me. Of course, there are those people who just do not like to write. If that is the case, I let it go, and journaling is not a part of the therapy.
I think a discussion of journaling, and ...