The Strategic Dialogue
Rendering the Diagnostic Interview a Real Therapeutic Intervention
The Strategic Dialogue is a fine strategy by which one can achieve maximum results with minimum effort. It was developed through a natural evolutionary process from previous treatments for particular pathologies, and composed of therapeutic stratagems and specific sequences of ad hoc maneuvres constructed for different types of problems. This book represents both the starting and finishing line of all of the research, clinical practice, and managerial consulting performed by the authors over a fifteen year period at the Centro Terapia Strategica of Arezzo (Strategic Therapy Center). This work can be referred to as the finishing line because the Strategic Dialogue, an advanced therapeutic method of conducting a therapy session and inducing radical changes rapidly in the patient, represents the culmination of all that has been achieved so far in the field.
Table of Contents
ContentsPreface by Paul WatzlawickPreface by Giorgio Nardone 1 The discovery of the forgotten2 The Structure of the Strategic Dialogue3 The Strategic Dialogue in Action: examples of advanced technological magic4 Dialogue on the Strategic Dialogue