Help Yourself with Single-Session Therapy provides an outlook on how you can help yourself with your emotional problems by using insights from single-session therapy.
Single-session therapy draws upon the skills and strengths of both the therapist and the client. The book will encourage you to develop your own solutions to your problems. Broken down into fourteen accessible chapters, it will help you to identify the problem before guiding you to provide your own goals and solutions. The importance of how to maintain change is also a key part of the process.
Help Yourself will be useful for all those who wish to help themselves with their emotional problems and for those who wish to support them. It will also be relevant for counsellors, psychotherapists and students in these disciplines who are interested in the application of very-brief therapy to self-help.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1: Why Self-Help?; 2: Do You Need Help?; 3: What is Single-Session Therapy (SST)?; 4: Use the Single-Session Self-Help Mindset; 5: Prepare Yourself for Change; 6: Engage in the ‘Reflect–Digest–Act–Wait– Decide’ Process; 7: Develop a Problem Focus; 8: Understand and Formulate Emotional Problems Based on People’s Responses to Adversity; 9: Understand and Formulate Problems Based on Avoidance; 10: Set Goals; 11: Address Your Problem by Searching for a Solution; 12: Develop and Implement an Action Plan Related to Your Chosen Solution; 13: Identify and Deal with Obstacles to Change; 14: Maintain Your Gains and Generalise Your Learning Index
Windy Dryden, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is an international authority on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Single-Session Therapy (SST). He has worked in psychotherapy for over 45 years and is the author and editor of over 235 books.