"Core Competencies in the Solution-Focused and Strategic Therapies: Becoming a Highly Competent Solution-focused and Strategic Therapist, is the first book to address all of the core and clinical competencies involved in solution-focused/strategic practice, including developing and maintaining an effective therapeutic alliance with a client, effecting change, and successfully terminating treatment. It presents the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudinal components of each competency, with an emphasis on demonstrating then application of each competency in actual clinical practice. With extended case material and session transcripts, the reader will feel they are directly observing a master therapist"
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About the Author:
Ellen K. Quick, Ph.D.,is a clinical psychologist who specializes in brief psychotherapy. She earned a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College (1970) and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh (1974). Since 1981, she has practiced at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. Dr. Quick trained with Milton Erickson, at the Mental Research Institute, and at the Brief Family Therapy Center. She has written and taught about the integration of solution-focused and strategic therapy, with an emphasis on âdoing what worksâ on multiple levels: in the client's life, in the therapist's work, and as a philosophy shared with the client.