`Excellent... [the book] explores the "provision of effective counselling with limited resources and under strict time pressures"... with some excellent writing on the nature of time and attitudes to time in counselling and psychotherapy... the evidence in favour [of short-term counselling] is put strongly. Colin Feltham favours it as an approach of choice for certain clients, which should coexist with (rather than adversarially seek to oust and replace) longer-term therapy... he draws from a wide range of literature, while identifying those key ingredients, skills and strategies that he has found especially significant. He also discusses some of the different contexts in which this work operates... Many of the questions and issues he poses

Case Examples: Learning from Experience

Case Examples: Learning from Experience

Case examples: Learning from experience

In this chapter I refer to some case examples from clinical literature, followed by some relevant case vignettes, and some illustrative segments of hypothetical time-limited work. Readers are invited to consider whether certain presenting issues are better treated by time-limited counselling than others, what clinical questions are thrown up generally, what problems should be anticipated, and so on.

Cases from the Literature

The most famous cases of brief therapy are probably Freud's. Katarina was seen only once, Lucy R. for nine weeks, Emmy von M. for seven weeks one year, followed by eight weeks the next year, Dora for 11 weeks. These were all reported as successful cases. Freud is said to have analysed Sandor Ferenczi in six ...

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