First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Introduction. Patterns of Control. Identifying Patterns of Control. Transfer of Power. Bizarre Problems, Simple Solutions. Negative Diagnosis. Oppositional Hypnosis. Syndromes. The Sins of the Siblings: The Use of Penance in Family Therapy. The Art of Chatting. Substitution. The Imperfect Client. "Let's Make a Deal." Together and Apart. Supervision. Extending the Plan. Complex Control Patterns. Summary and Conclusions. References.