"More than 100 books on brief therapy have been published in the past decade. . . . Although the number of publications is remarkable, their clinical utility has generally not been all that remarkable. Ironically, some of the longest books on brief therapy do little more than ponderously review theories of [brief therapy], while the very short books say little more than that brief therapy has great promise and applicability. Few offer much information or guidance about actually doing brief therapy, about actually applying its stategies in day-to-day clinical practice with adults." --From the Editors' Introduction
Now, setting a new standard for publishing in the area of brief therapy, there's Brief Therapy Strategies with Individuals and Couples, a sourcebook that brings together in a single place all the most effective strategies and interventions--across orientations--for time-effective treatment of individuals and couples. Each strategy is carefully described and then clearly illustrated with clinical case materials.
The chapter authors include 20 of today's leaders in the field of brief therapy--Frank Dattilio, Michael Hoyt, Luciano L'Abate, Arnold Lazarus, Wade Luquet, Leigh McCullough, Scott Miller, and David Scharff among them.
Unique both in its scope and its clear clinical focus, Brief Therapy Strategies with Individuals and Couples will prove an invaluable resource for all clinicians seeking to maximize not just their clients' time, but also their own. Readers across the field will benefit from Carlson and Sperry's decision to gather and distill the best treatment strategies across orientations--cognitive-behavioral, multimodal, constructivist, Ericksonian, psychodynamic, psychoeducational, and pharmacological--into a single, well-organized, case-filled volume.
About the Editors
Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D., is a professor of psychology and counseling at Governors State University in Illinois and a psychologist at the Lake Geneva Wellness Clinic in Wisconsin. He is past president of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, founding editor of The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Famililes, and former editor of The Journal of Individual Psychology. He is the author of 25 books and over 100 articles.
Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D., is vice-chair and professor in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral medicine and family and community medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has published 28 professional books, including the 1999 publication, Cognitive Behavior Therapy of the DSM-IV Personality Disorders. Dr. Sperry is listed in the Who's Who is America and Best Doctors in America, and is a recent recipient of the American Psychological Association's Harry Levinson Award.