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Therapy with Tough Clients: The Use of Indirect and Unconscious Techniques
George Gafner, MSW, LCSW
Crown House Publishing / Softcover / 2013-12-01 / 1845908783
Clinical Hypnosis
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Every therapist has experienced a client whose problems seem to be only the “tip of the iceberg,” and that getting to the heart of the matter proves to be frustratingly hard to achieve. This volume by George Gafner revolves around two such fascinating cases, Maggie and Charles, who are very resistant in revealing their true problems.

Maggie is a Gulf War veteran and suffers from chronic problems, including irritable bowel syndrome and PTSD. Charles’s problem is more acute. A clinical psychologist as well as a Vietnam veteran he is distraught over the guilt of a romantic attachment to one of his clients; however, as therapy goes on, something deeper and more pervasive is revealed. For both individuals, problem resolution resides in one place, their unconscious. Following these two cases offers a unique, revealing insight into how a master therapist deals with and confronts his clients from the directions that best suits the client’s psyche.

“This book is intended as a hands-on resource and is replete with clinical wisdom. Wonderful-Serious-Wise, this is the work of a true master, and it should be required reading for all entry level therapists and most seasoned therapists as well.”

—Stephen R. Lankton, MSW, author of Tools of Intention

“Therapy with Tough Clients was primarily written to be of help to the clinician by offering a variety of approaches to treating challenging cases. But the author challenges us to recognize and transcend our own limitations, encouraging a personal growth that will no doubt spill into performing more creative and effective psychotherapies. Read this book and you will be better in more ways than one!” --Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., author of Trancework, 4th Ed and Depression is Contagious

About the Author:

George Gafner, MSW, LCSW recently retired from the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Medical Center where he was Director of Family Therapy and Hypnosis Training. He is the author of five previous books on clinical hypnosis as well as numerous journal articles.

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