Regaining mental health and resolving emotional distress can be a safe, brief, affordable, and readily available process. This book makes it easier to get into therapy and faster to get out of it. It serves as a unique resource for anyone who can't afford or doesn't want the expense of long-term therapy and for anyone who fears therapy will be a long and interminable road. Single-Session Solutions is a hopeful and necessary guide that gives you control over the process and the outcome of therapy, whether for one session, a few, or many. Moshe Talmon uses his expertise as a developer and practitioner of short-term therapy to show how long-term therapy is not always in the patient's best interest. His central message is that short-term therapy can promise less and deliver more. Important strategies include setting specific and tangible goals, focusing on strengths instead of deficits, and emphasizing the possibilities of the present over the losses of the past. He demonstrates how to build a series of small shifts into a crescendo of significant and lasting change: by learning how to steer a session toward solutions, by seeing a therapist as a collaborator instead of as a wise or dominating bestower of answers, by acting as an active and responsible consumer of therapy. Or even by learning when and how self-therapy makes more sense than therapy with a professional.Numerous case studies highlight this new vision of therapy: a father who couldn't shake his depression and thought that therapy couldn't help, a woman faced with what seemed like an impossible decision, others facing chronic or severe crises, and those with normal problems in living. Based on research and clinical studies—and the regenerative effects of hope— Single-Session Solutions outlines therapy in a whole new key.
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Psychologist Talmon ( Single-Session Therapy , Jossey-Bass, 1990) believes that the traditional long-term forms of psychotherapy should be the exception rather than the rule and that therapy should be as brief and solution-focused as possible. He effectively argues that, in most cases, mental health can be regained in a shorter (often single-session), less frightening, and less expensive type of therapy. Talmon also includes recommended readings and useful information for the novice on how to choose a therapist (for long- or short-term therapy), how to evaluate sessions, explanations of the different schools of therapy, and instances when long-term therapy might be appropriate. This book will certainly appeal to those who are intimidated by the idea and cost of traditional psychotherapy. Recommended for public libraries.
- January Adams, ODSI Research Lib., Raritan, N.J.
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Descripción Da Capo Press, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P11020163239X
Descripción Da Capo Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 020163239X New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0862112