Is the point of counseling blame or change? Learn to focus less on what caused the problem and more on how things can be different! Freeing counselors from diagnostic precision, this system builds positively on client strengths---and employs successful experiences from their past to foster positive change in the future. 146 pages, softcover from Augsburg/Fortress.
This book demonstrates how counselors can help people to use the resources they already have so they can address issues that come up in life. The authors show that most people have within themselves the strengths and resources to confront the issues positively that trouble their lives. The counseling method elicits resiliency, assets, and successful experiences from the client's past to foster positive change in the present. Case studies are included, drawn especially from marriage and family counseling.