Narrative Solutions in Brief Therapy

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This volume presents a unique and powerful approach developed by Joseph B. Eron and Thomas W. Lund that combines the best elements of the strategic and narrative traditions in family therapy. The brief therapy detailed in these pages is one with depth and purpose, designed to take advantage of the broad spectrum of life experience in building solutions. A hands-on guide, the book explains in close detail how problems develop from the mishandling of ordinary life events, and how to map problem cycles, reframe problems with respect, and find simple and elegant solutions. Beyond this, Eron and Lund describe how people in distress lose track of who they are and wish to be, and how alternative constructions of their problems, embedded in conversation, are linked to solutions.

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Joseph B. Eron, PsyD, is founder and codirector of the Catskill Family Institute (CFI). An experienced clinical psychologist, he has contributed several chapters on brief family therapy, coauthored (with Thomas Lund) numerous articles on CFI's unique narrative solutions approach, and presented and trained internationally.

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Introduction 1. The 1970s and 1980s: An Emphasis on Action 2. From MRI to CFI: Linking Meaning and Action 3. The 1990s: An Emphasis on Meaning 4. Toward a Theory of Problem Construction 5. The Strategy of Conversation, Part I: Approaching the Therapeutic Conversation 6. The Strategy of Conversation, Part II: Steps to Assessment 7. The Strategy of Conversation, Part III: Steps to Narrative Solutions 8. Retelling Children's Stories: Part I 9. Retelling Children's Stories: Part II 11. Leaving Parents, Finding Partners: Narrative Solutions with Young Adults 12. The Power of Untold Stories: The Case of Sammy's Secret 13. As Time Goes By: Conversations with Adults in Distress 14. When Things Get Complicated, Part I: A Collaborative Solution 15. When Things Get Complicated, Part II: Mandated Therapeutic Conversations 16. Back to the Future

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