ABSTRACT

Inside 101 More Interventions in Family Therapy, you'll discover many revolutionary and flexible strategies for family counseling intervention that you can tailor, amend, and apply in your own practice. Designed to appeal to professionals of beginning, intermediate, or advanced level status, 101 More Interventions in Family Therapy caters to an even broader range of ethnic, racial, gender, and class contexts than did its well-received predecessor, 101 Interventions in Family Therapy. You'll also find that this volume encompasses a wider variety of family therapy orientations, including strategic, behavioral, family of origin, solution-focused, and narrative.In 101 More Interventions in Family Therapy, you'll have at your fingertips a collection of favorite, tried-and-true interventions compiled, revised, and delivered to you by the professionals who use them--the clinicians themselves. You'll gain valuable insight into:

  • effective and useful assessment strategies
  • therapy that addresses school and career problems
  • questions to use in solution-focused therapy
  • questions to use in narrative therapy
  • ideas for resolving intergenerational issues
Too often, the in-the-trenches accounts you need to help add variety and a high success rate to your own practice come to you piecemeal in journals or newsletters. But in 101 More Interventions in Family Therapy, you'll find 101 handy, easy-to-read, and fun ways to modify your own therapeutic styles for a truly diverse variety of clientele and settings right where you want them--in one volume, in one place. Even after a few chapters, you'll discover 101 reasons to be happy with the prospect of improving your practice. Specifically, some of the interesting tips and techniques you'll read about include:
  • applying theater techniques to family therapy
  • using an alarm clock and rubber band as props in clinical practice with children, couples, and families
  • utilizing the “play baby” intervention to coach parents on ways to address their child(ren)'s concerns
  • adopting a “Columbo therapy” approach--one in which the therapist acts confused and asks questions out of a genuine curiosity about the client's experience--to take a one-down position with clients
  • creating a safe space in therapy and helping clients transfer it into their lives
  • using homework to increase the likelihood of producing desired therapeutic outcomes

chapter 1|4 pages

Don't Just Do Something, Stand There

chapter 7|6 pages

Attitude as Intervention

chapter 8|3 pages

Sculpting Stepfamily Structure

chapter 9|5 pages

Taped Supervision as a Reflecting Team

chapter 10|4 pages

Becoming the "Alien" Other

chapter 11|4 pages

Playing Baby

chapter 12|3 pages

Competing Voices: A Narrative Intervention

chapter 13|5 pages

Start with Meditation

chapter 15|6 pages

It's Bigger Than Both of Us

chapter 19|3 pages

Seeing Change When Clients Don't

chapter 20|7 pages

Making the Genogram Solution Based

chapter 25|4 pages

A Fairy-Tale Ending

chapter 26|5 pages

The Wall of Defenses

chapter 27|6 pages

Single Women and the Grief Circle

chapter 28|4 pages

Slaying the Wild Things

chapter 34|5 pages

Ceremony to Memorialize Old Hurts

chapter 35|3 pages

Strategic Journaling

chapter 38|3 pages

Using Batacca Sticks in Couples Therapy

chapter 39|7 pages

Necessity's Way

chapter 41|2 pages

The Grid

chapter 43|4 pages

Changing Hats During Therapeutic Impasses

chapter 46|4 pages

Therapists Must Be EXPLISSIT

chapter 47|4 pages

The Relapse Is Your Friend

chapter 49|7 pages

A Therapeutic Remarriage Ritual

chapter 50|3 pages

The Complaint Technique

chapter 51|9 pages

"Time Out"-Calming the Chaos

chapter 53|3 pages

Symbols in Relationships

chapter 55|6 pages

''We versus It"

chapter 56|3 pages

The Many Colors of Divorce

chapter 57|3 pages

On a Scale from One to Ten ...

chapter 58|7 pages

Genograms in a Multicultural Perspective

chapter 72|10 pages

If You Can't Say Something Nice ...

chapter 73|4 pages

Seeing the Child in You

chapter 77|5 pages

Peace at Any Price

chapter 78|4 pages

Teaching Metaphors

chapter 80|5 pages

Carols in the Trenches

chapter 81|4 pages

We Are Where We Live

chapter 82|5 pages

Creating a Safe Space in Therapy

chapter 84|5 pages

The Marital Conference

chapter 87|6 pages

Opening Space and the Two-Story Technique

chapter 88|3 pages

Using Art to Externalize and Tame Tempers

chapter 90|3 pages

Finding the Horseshoe Nail

chapter 91|8 pages

Reconnecting Through Touch

chapter 94|4 pages

Notice the Difference

chapter 95|4 pages

Mad About You

chapter 99|3 pages

Balloon Bouquets

chapter 100|5 pages

Community Service Intervention

chapter 101|5 pages

Training in Family Therapy