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Building Strengths and Skills: A Collaborative Approach to Working with Clients

Jacqueline Corcoran

Abstract

This book presents an approach to therapeutic contact with clients that capitalizes on people's resilience, strengths, and capacities. The helper works in collaboration with the individual to identify and amplify these capacities to resolve problems and improve quality of life. Clients are empowered to find their own answers and solutions that will fit their particular worldview and their unique strengths (De Jong & Miller, 1995). These principles are operationalized through solution-focused therapy and motivational interviewing. The helper also identifies areas in which clients can use educat ... More

Keywords: strengths, resilience, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195154306
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154306.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline Corcoran, editor
Virginia Commonwealth University

Contents

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PART I Introduction of the Strengths-and-Skills-Building Model

1 Solution-Focused Therapy

JACQUELINE CORCORAN

2 Motivational Interviewing

JACQUELINE CORCORAN

3 Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Intervention

JACQUELINE CORCORAN, and JOSEPH WALSH

4 Integration of Models

JACQUELINE CORCORAN

6 Learning the Model

JACQUELINE CORCORAN

PART II Disorders

7 Treatment of Adolescents With Disruptive Behavior Disorders

JACQUELINE CORCORAN, and DAVID W. SPRINGER

8 Depression

JACQUELINE CORCORAN, and JANE HANVEY PHILLIPS

9 Substance Abuse

HOLLY C. MATTO

10 The Integration of Solution-Focused and Behavioral Marital Therapies

CARRIE BECKER, JACQUELINE CORCORAN, and KRISTIN A. GARELL

PART III Family Violence

11 The Strengths-and-Skills-Building Model

JACQUELINE CORCORAN, and HOLLY BELL

12 Enhancing Motivation, Strengths, and Skills of Parents in the Child Welfare System

MELINDA HOHMAN, CHRISTINE KLEINPETER, and HILDA LOUGHRAN

13 Working With Physical Abuse and Neglect

JACQUELINE CORCORAN, AUDREY JONES, and CHRISTINE ANKERSTJERNE

14 Working With Nonoffending Parents of Sexual Abuse Victims

JACQUELINE CORCORAN, DIANNA HART, KRISTIN A. GARELL, and JANICE BERRY-EDWARDS

PART IV Measurement

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