Quick, essential techniques to practice ego state therapy, a popular therapeutic approach.
“Parts” (otherwise known as “ego states”) work in therapy refers to helping clients integrate and reconcile different aspects of themselves (silly, serious, depressed, and so on). This book offers a grab bag of ego state interventions—simple, practical techniques for a range of client issues—that any therapist can incorporate.
Part I: Getting Started with Ego State Work
Chapter 1. Defining and Diagnosing Ego States
Chapter 2. Foundational Intervention: Accessing Positive States
Chapter 3. Foundational Intervention: Creating Safe Places and Internal Caregivers
Chapter 4. Foundational Intervention: Working With Infant and Child States
Part II: Problem-Specific Interventions
Chapter 5. Working With Trauma
Chapter 6. Working With Relationship Challenges
Chapter 7. Working With Personality Disorders
Chapter 8. Working With Suicidal Clients
Chapter 9. Working With Cultural, Familial, and Abuse-Related Introjects
About the Author:
Robin Shapiro, MSW, LICSW, the editor of two EMDR Solutions books and The Trauma Treatment Handbook, is in private practice in Seattle. She is known for her informative, user-friendly workshops, insightful clinical consultation, and her popular blog Trauma & Attachment Therapy. She is proud to serve on the board of the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program.