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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Fred J Hanna
|Description:||x, 329 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.|
|Contents:||Understanding Difficult Clients, Therapeutic Change, and Resistance --
Assessing the Potential for Therapeutic Change --
Clinical Applications: First Steps --
Clinical Applications: Implementing and Enhancing the Precursors --
Characteristics of Wisdom.
|Responsibility:||Fred J. Hanna.|
When a client seems unwilling to make the necessary changes, Hanna (counseling and human services, Johns Hopkins U.) suggests that therapists look for the seven precursors of change, including hope, the willingness to experience anxiety or difficulty, and the presence of social support, among others. If the client manifests these harbingers of change, he or she is in a good position for therapeutic success, regardless of the therapist's theoretical leanings. The author outlines the ways that these precursors work interdependently to produce change and offers tools and techniques to assess the presence of the precursors and implement them in therapy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).