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Case Book of Brief Psychotherapy with College Students





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ISBN 9780789014306
Published April 12, 2002 by Routledge
330 Pages

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Book Description

Short-term therapy doesn't have to be second-best!

This valuable book explores a variety of brief therapy approaches with young adults between 17 and 25. Each case discussion thoroughly covers the salient points of the client, the problem, and the treatment, as well as segments of the treatment transcripts that illustrate the critical aspects of the counseling. A post-hoc question-and-answer section explores alternative ways the therapist could have handled the client and allows in-depth examination of successful treatment approaches.

Case Book of Brief Psychotherapy with College Students offers constructive suggestions for dealing with common presenting problems, including:

  • depression
  • individuation issues
  • PTSD
  • impulse control in mandated psychotherapy
  • cult membership
  • post-rape trauma
  • bereavement issues

    With comprehensive references and a fascinating variety of presenting problems, Case Book of Brief Psychotherapy with College Students is a helpful resource for any psychologist, social worker, or therapist whose clients include young adults.

Table of Contents

  • About the Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Flight of the Appalachian Bumblebee: Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy with a Young Adult
  • Chapter 3. Resolving PTSD Through Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Chapter 4. From Hate to Healing: Sexual Assault Recovery
  • Chapter 5. Don't Go There: Impulse Control in Stage-Specific Short Term Counseling
  • Chapter 6. Current Conflicts as Mirrors on Unfinished Business with Mom and Dad
  • Chapter 7. Fostering Development: A Case of Short Doses of Psychotherapy Over the Course of a College Career
  • Chapter 8. Saying Good-bye Ten Years Later: Resolving Delayed Bereavement
  • Chapter 9. Separation/Individuation in a Cultural Context: The Case of a Haitian-American Student
  • Chapter 10. Saying Good-bye to the Guru: Brief Intermittent Developmental Therapy with A Young Adult in a High Demand Group
  • Chapter 11. Brief Therapy with a Grieving Grad Student
  • Chapter 12. A Runner's Journey
  • Chapter 13. “I Am Trapped Inside of Something That I Am Not”: The Case of Mary
  • Chapter 14. Shoulder to Shoulder: A Single Session Success Story
  • Chapter 15. The Runaway Client: Working Through Interpersonal Anxiety
  • Chapter 16. Harm Reduction: From Substance Abuse to Health Choices
  • Chapter 17. Finding the Silver Lining: Counseling a Couple in Conflict
  • Chapter 18. Synthesis and Summary
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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