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Solution-oriented Therapy for Chronic and Severe Mental Illness


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A Hopeful Approach to Chronic and Severe Mental Illness. Riding the Wave. Rewriting Spoiled Identity Stories. Revaluing People's Experiences. Collaborating with Clients, Their Families, and Others in Their Social Environment. Creating a New Vision of the Future. Handling Dangerous and Violent Situations. Effective and Respectful Treatment of "Borderline" Clients. Relapse Recovery and Relapse Prevention. General Principles for Working with Chronic and Severe Mental Illness. Epilogue: Connections to the Work of Others. References. Index.

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TIM ROWAN, MSW, is a clinical social worker and holds the position of Division Chair and Professor of Human Services at Allegany College of Maryland. He also maintains a private practice and works as a part-time consultant/therapist for the Addictions and Mental Health Centers of the Allegany County Health Department. In the past, Tim worked full-time at a state inpatient psychatric hospital and later at an outpatient mental health clinic. Tim has 24 years of experience with the people this book is about and has been an invited presenter at the Family Therapy Network Symposium. BILL O'HANLON, MS, is one of the developers of solution-oriented therapy. He has written and lectured extensively worldwide on the application of this time-sensitive treatment model. He is also the author of Taproots: Underlying Principles of Milton Erickson's Therapy and Hypnosis; In Search of Solutions (with Michele Weiner-Davis); An Uncommon Casebook (with Angela Hexum); Rewriting Love Stories: Brief Marital Therapy (with Patricia O'Hanlon Hudson); and Even from a Broken Web (with Bob Bertolino).

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