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Resource Activation: Using Clients' Own Strengths in Psychotherapy and Counseling

Resource Activation: Using Clients' Own Strengths in Psychotherapy and Counseling

Resource Activation: Using Clients' Own Strengths in Psychotherapy and Counseling

Resource Activation: Using Clients' Own Strengths in Psychotherapy and Counseling




This concise practice-oriented manual effectively shows how psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, supervisors, and counselors can quickly identify and put to therapeutic use an individual's own talents and resources. Written in an easy and relaxed style using everyday language, this manual illustrates how to actively take a person's resources into consideration during therapy and counseling sessions, and how to integrate them into existing intervention concepts. The first part illustrates approaches that can be used to focus attention on assessment and dialog, and that shed light on a person's individual resources from various angles. These therapeutic approaches can be used in the framework of existing manuals and guidelines to focus on how to "do things." The second part illustrates procedures offering a framework for further applying the different perspectives and provides sample worksheets for practical use.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780889373785
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Table of Contents vii

Introduction C. Flückiger G. Wüsten R.E. Zinbarg B.E. Wampold 1

1 Systematic Resource Analysis C. Flückiger G. Wüsten 5

1.1 Resource Priming 8

2 Resource-Oriented Dialog Strategies C. Flückiger G. Wüsten R.E. Zinbarg 11

2.1 Perceiving and Validating Directly Available Resources and Actively Introducing Unused Resources 13

2.2 Verbalizing Resources and Immediately Experiencing Resources 15

2.3 Using Potential Resources and Integrating Motivational Resources 17

2.4 Strengthening Personal Resources and Furthering the Available Resources of the Social Network 19

2.5 Focusing on Problem-Independent Resources and Taking Advantage of Problem-Relevant Resources 21

2.6 Optimizing Usable Resources and Boosting and Maintaining Trainable Resources 23

2.7 Perspectives as Heuristics for Directing Attention 25

2.8 Resource-Orientation - Putting the Cart Before the Horse 26

2.9 Differences in Self- and Other-Perception 28

2.10 Problem Situation and Therapeutic Strategies 29

2.11 Resource-Oriented Strategies and Phases of Therapy 31

2.12 Risks and Side Effects of Resource-Oriented Strategies 33

3 Resource-Activating Structural Interventions G. Wüsten C. Flückiger 35

3.1 Life Overview 36

3.2 Genograms and Ecograms from a Resource Perspective 38

3.3 Miracle Questions and Target Visions 41

3.4 Other People as Resource Models 44

3.5 Activating Coping Resources Through Role Reversal 46

3.6 Planning Pleasure 49

3.7 Resource Activation Through Imaginative Procedures 52

3.8 Resource Diary 55

3.9 Differentiating Between Positive Feelings and Moods 56

3.10 Reframing and Normalization 57

Appendix 59

Worksheet 1 Resource Priming 61

Worksheet 2 Resource-Oriented Dialog Strategies -Possible Questions 62

Worksheet 3 Differentiating Positive Feelings and Moods 64

Bibliography 67

Index 69

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