This book puts forward a complete picture of Brief Strategic Therapy while defining the theoretical and practical features that distinguish this method from other psychotherapies. The authors present a comprehensive explanation of non-ordinary Mathematical Logic, which underlies brief strategic therapy techniques, to reveal how apparently simple techniques come to solve complex, seemly untreatable problems. This book provides the reader with a detailed description of the techniques applied throughout the treatment, and also explains the strategies, tactics, and techniques employed in reframing people's perceptions, behavior and opinions. This rigorous work is one of Nardone's most important and creative contributions to the evolution of Brief Therapy. It presents the advanced techniques set up for specific pathologies through long-term experimental-empirical research carried out at the Centro di Terapia Strategica of Arezzo, Italy. Case studies are introduced for a better understanding of this approach, followed by a thorough evaluation of the results obtained through on-going experimental-empirical research.
Gives an explanation of brief strategic therapy techniques and reveals how apparently simple techniques can solve complex, seemingly untreatable problems. This book offers case studies and an evaluation of the results obtained from their empirical research. It is useful for anyone interested in solving complicated problems by simple strategies.
Chapter 1 If You Desire to See, Learn How to Act Chapter 2 Nonordinary Logic for Strategic Problem Solving Chapter 3 Heresies of the Strategic Approach Chapter 4 Clinical Practice Chapter 5 Advanced Techniques: From General to Specific Models of Brief Therapy Chapter 6 Unusual Case Examples: Tales of Apparently Magical Therapies Chapter 7 Outcome Research
All in all, Brief Strategic Therapy is worth reading. * Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic: A Journal for the Mental Health Professions *