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The Therapist’s Notebook, Volume 2: More Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy, is the updated classic that provides mental health clinicians with hands-on tools to use in daily practice. This essential resource includes helpful homework assignments, reproducible handouts, and activities and interventions that can be applied to a wide variety of clients and client problems. Useful case studies illustrate how the activities can be effectively applied. Each expert contributor employs a consistent chapter format, making finding the ’right’ activity easy.
The Therapist’s Notebook, Volume 2: More Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy, includes innovative field-tested activities to assist therapists in a wide range of applications, including adults, children, adolescents and families, couples, group work, trauma/abuse recovery, divorce and stepfamily issues, and spirituality. Format for each chapter follow by type of contribution (activity, handout, and/or homework for clients and guidance for clinicians in utilizing the activities or interventions), objectives, rationale for use, instructions, brief vignette, suggestions for follow-up, and contraindications. Three different reference sections include references, professional readings and resources, and bibliotherapy sources for the client.
Various theoretical perspectives are presented in The Therapist’s Notebook, Volume 2: More Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy, including:
- cognitive behavioral
- narrative therapy
- solution focus
- choice theory and reality therapy
- strategic family therapy
- art and play therapies
- couples approaches including Gottman and Emotionally Focused Therapy
- medical family therapy
- family-of-origin therapy
- adventure-based therapy
Table of Contents
SECTION I: COUPLES Chapter 1. Couples Drawing Together (Shannon B. Dermer and Kimanne Foraker-Koons). Chapter 2. Finding a Connection (Sophia Treyger, Melanie Frey, and Belinda Stepnowski). Chapter 3. Interrupting Couple Negativity (Josephine Bonomo). Chapter 4. Counseling Couples with Choice Theory and Reality Therapy: The Structured First Interview (Patricia A. Robey). Chapter 5. Blossoming Relationships: Using Creativity in Couple Counseling (Nancy L. A. Forth and Atsuko Seto). SECTION II: CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, AND FAMILIES Chapter 6. Hugging, Holding, Huddling, and Cuddling (3HC): A Task Prescription in Couple and Family Therapy (Luciano L’Abate). Chapter 7. Bridging Game for Ill and Well Siblings (Catherine Ford Sori and Nancee M. Biank). Chapter 8. Connecting Spaces: Experiential Encounters for Families (Scott A. Edwards and Erica J. Weekes). Chapter 9. The Feeling Head (Adam Zagelbaum). Chapter 10. The Gingerbread Figure Activity (George W. Bitar and Faith Drew). Chapter 11. The Creative Career Constellation (Adam Zagelbaum). Chapter 12. Props: Therapeutic Use of Common Objects (Joe M. Utay). SECTION III: ADULTS Chapter 13. Client Family-of-Origin Interviews with Parents: Questions That Support Discovery and Connection (Fred P. Piercy). Chapter 14. Externalizing Problems: It’s in the Bag (Margaret L. Keeling). Chapter 15. Putting Pressure on Procrastination (Howard G. Rosenthal). Chapter 16. The Situation Trigger Worksheet (Kolleen L. Simons). Chapter 17. Active Imagination (Marita Delaney). Chapter 18. Discovering Hidden Immigrants (Elise Cole). SECTION IV: GROUPS Chapter 19. Creating a Special Place (Lorna L. Hecker and Catherine Ford Sori). Chapter 20. Say It with Flowers: An Innovative Group Therapy Activity for Adults and Children (Jolene Oppawsky). Chapter 21. Taking Out the Trash (René A. Jones). SECTION V: TRAUMA AND ABUSE RECOVERY Chapter 22. Exploring Relationships: An Eco-Map Activity for Adult Survivors of Incest (Abigail T. Christiansen, Andrea K. Wittenborn, Günnur Karakurt, Syidah Abdullah, and Chunhong Zhang). Chapter 23. Using Art and Metaphor in Spiritual Restoration After Trauma (Lisa A. Hollingsworth, Mary J. Didelot, and Caryn Levington). Chapter 24. Writing the Script for Survivor Therapy (Mary Bratton). SECTION VI: DIVORCE AND STEPFAMILIES Chapter 25. Dos and Don’ts of Divorced Parents (Lorna L. Hecker and Catherine Ford Sori). Chapter 26. Stepfamilies (Catherine Ford Sori and Lorna L. Hecker). Chapter 27. Encouraging Children’s Stories of Divorce (Nancee M. Biank and Catherine Ford Sori). Chapter 28. Using Movie Clips to Facilitate Discussion in the Postdivorce Family (Christie Eppler and Christopher Latty). SECTION VII: SPIRITUALITY Chapter 29. How to Defeat a Giant: Using Spiritual Stories to Empower Children (Donald J. Olund). Chapter 30. Spiritual Play Genogram (Catherine Ford Sori). SECTION VIII: THERAPIST TOOLS Chapter 31. Family Strengths and Concerns Assessment (Belinda Stepnowski). Chapter 32. Therapy Intake Form (Lorna L. Hecker and Catherine Ford Sori). Chapter 33. Quick Depression Assessment (Catherine Ford Sori and Lorna L. Hecker). Chapter 34. The Tiger Woods Analogy: The Seven-Minute Active Listening Solution (Howard G. Rosenthal).