In 1993 the authors published The Art of Change: Strategic Therapy and Hypnotherapy Without Trance, a revolutionary work that introduced a series of effective clinical strategies to create therapeutic change, even in seemingly impossible cases. In his new book, the author performs another quantum leap, leading his readers to a more operative knowledge of the precise logic of therapeutic change. Most intimidating mental disorders are based on perceptions of reality that when using an ordinary 'common-sense' logic as our reading lens, look as if they are irrational, bizarre, illogical and therefore hard to understand and manage.
Table of Contents
ABOUT THE AUTHORS FOREWORD CHAPTER ONE Non-ordinary logic CHAPTER TWO Self-deceptions and interactions CHAPTER THREE Change CHAPTER FOUR Change and performative language CHAPTER FIVE Learning CHAPTER SIX The logics of ambivalence CHAPTER SEVEN Operational concepts, therapeutic stratagems CHAPTER EIGHT Therapeutic stratagems: clinical examples REFERENCES INDEX