Impact Techniques for Therapists teaches the basic principles of Impact Therapy, first developed by Ed Jacobs in 1992. Drawing heavily on the work of Milton Erickson, this form of therapy uses a creative and interactive approach to counseling that involves all senses in the therapeutic process. These innovative, multisensory techniques will incorporate therapist-client exchanges on not only verbal but also visual and kinesthetic levels, thereby increasing the efficacy of the intervention.
Accompanied by a conversational tone and vivid artwork, Beaulieu presents concrete examples of props and movements that can be introduced into therapy and thoroughly illustrates their different uses. Originally written and published in French as a handbook for therapists, Dr. Beaulieu’s formative work is now available in a new English edition, with a more encompassing introduction as well as updated case examples. The model set forth in this book can be integrated easily and seamlessly into the practice of a wide variety of mental health professionals seeking to discover new and innovative developments in brief therapy.
"Challenge your preconceived notions of how to make therapy memorable and effective! Danie Beaulieu is an internationally renowned teacher…one of the best I have ever seen. Impact Techniques for Therapists is a distillation of powerful, experiential methods sure to improve the practice of both novice and experienced clinicians. Study it carefully: you will learn more than words can convey." - Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., Director, Milton H. Erickson Foundation
"This book is a treasure chest full of specific and unforgettable multi-sensory methods for dramatizing a client's experience in order to bring about change." -Steve Andreas, author of Transforming Your Self
"This book is a must read for therapists and counselors who are looking for new, creative, and powerful techniques for helping their clients. The variety of techniques makes the book refreshing and unique. Rarely is a counseling book exciting and useful from beginning to end--this one is!" -Ed Jacobs, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling, West Virginia University; Director of Impact Therapy Associates
Preface. Introduction. Impact Techniques Using Objects and Props. Impact Techniques with Chairs. Impact Techniques Using Movements. Conclusion. References. Books by the Same Author. About the Author. Index.