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The Therapist's Toolbox
26 Tools and an Assortment of Implements for the Busy Therapist

First Edition

June 2001 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Therapist's Toolbox is like taking several years of seminars and reading a book or two. It is a time-saving and cost effective manual full of tried-and-tune techniques for enhancing therapeutic intervention with clients, written by a discerning and seasoned practitioner.

Aimed at practice with individual adults and couples, this manual is a collection of nonsense, helpful techniques drawn from Susan E. Carrell's vast experience throughout her career. Each technique is complete and easy to implement in a single session. The author's jargon-free, down-to-earth writing style makes each technique easy to understand and effective to use. Carrell provides treatment objective and diagnostic aids to help the clinician meet requirements for treatment planning, as well extensive examples from her own practice.

 


 
PART ONE: HAMMERS, SAWS, SCREWDRIVERS, AND PLIERS: TOOLS FOR EVERY PROJECT
 
Beyond the Genogram
Sand-Tray Therapy for Adults

 
 
Who Am I Becoming?
 
Discovering the Inner Child
 
Dream a Little Dream
 
The Life Line
 
Family Memories
 
Every Now and Zen
Meditation and Mindfulness for the Beginner

 
 
Journaling 101
 
Favorite Fairy Tale
 
PART TWO: GROUT, GLUE, PUTTY, AND FILLER: TOOLS FOR COUPLES WORK
 
The Couples Love Story
 
The Paper Exercise
 
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Letting Go

 
 
Resurrecting the Dead Relationship
 
Jake Got a Dog
 
The Talking Stick
 
A Soulful Relationship
Nurturing the Mythical, Magical Images of Love

 
 
PART THREE: MEASURING TAPE, LEVELS, AND PLUMBS: TOOLS FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS
 
Finding a Safe Place
 
Thin Places, A Way to Talk about God
 
Enmeshment
Deconstructing the Net

 
 
Rock-Hard Resolve
Holding On

 
 
A Matter Of Perspective
 
Bridging the Gap
Getting beyond Insight

 
 
Field Trips
 
Rituals and Other Blessings
 
The Mother Interview
 
Necessary Journeys
 
PART FOUR: NAILS, TACKS AND HOOKS: SMALL BUT ESSENTIAL
 
Nails, Tacks and Hooks

Very easy to read and even though this book is aimed at client work I found the ideas transfer nicely into experiential exercises to use with syudents in class which was a nice bonus.

Mr Peter Trowsdale
Counselling, West Herts College
January 8, 2015

This book is brilliant for any therapist on the move. I wish i had this book when i was training.

Miss Nicola Lord
department of health, preston collage
September 29, 2014

I have recommended that the University put this book on the Supplemental Reading List for students next year. Practical skills for therapeutic use are in short supply and I found this book to be a good resource of such ideas.

Dr Linda Leon
Madingley College, Cambridge University
February 11, 2010

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