First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"The unifying themes of these conversations are a concern with the potential of psychotherapy to dehumanize and demoralize through the use of pathologically based language and an awareness of how the intrinsic power imbalance in the therapeutic relationship may lead to the imposition of agendas that are inconsistent with a client's goals." -- Psychiatric Services
"Twelve interviews with psychotherapists address the technical, theoretical and ethical aspects of their craft." -- SciTech Book News
Introduction. On the Importance of Keeping It Simple and Taking the Patient Seriously: A Conversation with Steve de Shazer and John Weakland. Welcome to PossibilityLand: A Conversation with Bill O'Hanlon. On Ethics and the Spiritualities of the Surface: A Conversation with Michael White and Gene Combs. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder from a Narrative Constructivist Perspective: A Conversation with Donald Meichenbaum. Contact, Contract, Change, Encore: A Conversation about Redecision Therapy with Bob Goulding. Constructing Therapeutic Realities: A Conversation with Paul Watzlawick. Solution Building and Language Games: A Conversation with Steve de Shazer (and Some after Words with Insoo Berg). Postmodernism, the Relational Self, Constructive Therapies, and Beyond: A Conversation with Kenneth Gergen. About Constructivism (or, If Four Colleagues Talked in New York, Would Anyone Hear It?): A Conversation with Scott Miller, Barbara Held, and William Matthews. Brief Therapy and Managed Care: A Conversation with Michael Hoyt and Jon Matthew Carlson. Honoring Our Internalized Others and the Ethics of Caring: A Conversation with Karl Tomm and Stephen Madigan. Direction and Discovery: A Conversation about Power and Politics in Narrative Therapy with Michael White and Jeff Zimmerman.