200 pages | 3 B/W Illus.
Advanced Principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy covers advanced helping-skills topics, including inductive reasoning, Socratic questioning, working with double binds, and creatively creating second-order change. The ultimate expression of these is in the use of paradoxical interventions, including the use of humor. Professors and students alike will find that Advanced Principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy is not just a guide to training; it provides an in-depth understanding of material covered in introductory courses and supplements the material students will cover in practicum and internship.
"Advanced Principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy provides encouragement to the newer clinician by demystifying advanced methods such as paradox. I know my students will enjoy the therapy-room transcripts from masterful clinicians as well as the case examples to elucidate these abstract strategies. The authors clarify how these advanced principles continuously improve the therapeutic relationship. More seasoned clinicians will appreciate the explanation of how to improve their outcomes with clients by expanding on their foundational skills."
—Leigh Johnson-Migalski, PsyD, associate professor and advanced Adlerian psychotherapy coordinator at the Adler School of Professional Psychology
Introduction: Pass on What You Have Learned 1. Advanced Non-Linear Thinking 2. The Basics of Paradoxical Interventions and the Neutralizers 3. The Use of Tranquilizer Paradoxical Interventions 4. The Use of Energizer Paradoxical Interventions 5. The Use of Challenger Paradoxical Interventions 6. Humor in Therapy: A Special Case of Paradoxical Intervention 7. Final Thoughts