Building Strengths and Skills: A Collaborative Approach to by Jacqueline Corcoran

By Jacqueline Corcoran

This can be a much-needed perform publication that demonstrates how assisting execs can emphasize their consumers' resilience, power, and capacities, instead of concentrating on pathology or deficits. It deals an integrative perform version for either review and intervention that interweaves strengths-based (specifically solution-focused remedy and motivational interviewing) and skills-building (cognitive-behavioral) ways. within the strengths-and-skills-based version, assisting pros suppose that consumers own the mandatory capacities to resolve their very own difficulties, reworking the healing dating right into a collaboration interested in bolstering motivation and assets for switch. while those assets are exhausted or while deficits develop into a considerable barrier, then practitioner and customer paintings to improve an individualized skills-building plan. quite a lot of examples, written via Jacqueline Corcoran with specialists from varied fields of perform, truly display how the version should be utilized to participants and households suffering from habit difficulties, melancholy, substance abuse, nervousness, violence, and abuse, in order that either strengths and abilities maximize the client's luck. This leading edge, dynamic source is a must-have for practitioners around the assisting, social provider, and psychological overall healthiness professions.

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Contemplation In contemplation, individuals begin to consider that there is a problem, and they also begin to consider the feasibility and costs of changing the behavior. They want to understand their behavior and frequently feel distress over it. During this stage, individuals think about making change within the next 6 months. , 2001). The practitioner’s role during this stage is to continue to enhance the client’s motivation and to educate him or her on aspects of the disorder and the recovery process.

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