Doing What Works in Brief Therapy
A Strategic Solution Focused ApproachBy
- Ellen Quick, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA, USA
Mental health professionals: psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, marriage and family counselors, and graduate students in these fields.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published: March 1996
Imprint: Academic Press
"This is a delightful book that should prove useful to any clinician who uses short term therapy--or even long-term therapy... It is an excellent synopsis of both problem oriented and solution oriented therapies. The integration of both methods is skillfully wrought... The style is efficient, straightforward, easy-to-understand. This is a bright, keen, lively piece of work that I would recommend to any practicing clinician."
--CAROL SHAW AUSTAD, New Britain, Connecticut
"Quick...succeeds in her attempt to create a merger that is both theoretically satisfying and clinically practical... with narrative case examples to give a step-by-step feel and... provides extended case examples illustrating application to intermittent, single-session, and brief therapy... Her documentation is thorough without being academic, and her style is readable and precise... A useful guide for those feeling solution-forced as well as those looking for positive, hopeful ways of working in today's practice climate."
--Frank Thomas in JOURNAL OF MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY