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Brief Therapy with Intimidating Cases: Changing the Unchangeable

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Brief Therapy with Intimidating Cases: Changing the Unchangeable

Richard Fisch, Karin Schlanger

ISBN: 978-0-787-94364-6 January 1999 Jossey-Bass 192 Pages

Description

A Proven Technique Applying Brief Therapy to Difficult andChallenging Disorders

Changing the Unchangeable is a myth shattering book that revealshow short-term therapy can be used as a powerful tool for treatingclients who present a range of complex psychological disordersincluding severe depression, delusions and paranoia, anorexia,alcoholism, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and borderlinepersonality disorder.

"Fisch and Schlanger have done an admirable job of addressing thedifficult. They have done this with detailed description of casesand of step-by-step explanations for dealing with the'unchangeable' briefly.""Filled with rich examples, this is anincisive, carefully analyzed exploration of the pioneeringpractices created at MRI's Brief Therapy Center."-Carlos E. Sluzki,clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California LosAngeles
Introduction.

Underlying Assumptions.

Severe Depression.

Delusions and Paranoia.

Anorexia.

Alcoholism.

Incapacitating Problems: Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior.

Multiple Problems.

I Can't Stop Mutilating Myself.

Where Do We Go From Here.

Suggested Readings.
"Fisch and Schlanger have done an admirable job of addressing thedifficult. They have done this with detailed description of casesand step-by-step explanations for dealing with the 'unchangeable'briefly." --Paul Watzlawick, emeritus clinical professor,Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, StanfordUniversity

"Filled with rich examples, this is an incisive, carefully analyzedexploration of the pioneering practices created at MRI's BriefTherapy Center." --Carlos E. Sluzki, clinical professor ofpsychiatry, University of California Los Angeles

"No other book gives such detailed information for helping peoplewho are caught in hopeless situations. Brief Therapy withIntimidating Cases shows how to succeed with the tough cases eventhe best therapists usually give up on." --Lucy Gill, Bramson-GillAssociates