Perceptions and Possibilities: Strategic and Solution-Oriented Approaches to Working with Depression

Author(s) : Paul J. Leslie

Perceptions and Possibilities: Strategic and Solution-Oriented Approaches to Working with Depression

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 142
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 96457
  • ISBN 13 : 9781800131064
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800131

Reviews and Endorsements

‘In Perceptions and Possibilities, author Paul J. Leslie takes the reader into a realm of perceptual creativity and clinical intelligence. Using fascinating case examples that show how it is done, spiced with insights from respected colleagues, Leslie demonstrates unique ways to tailor treatment to the differential needs of each individual. Starting with clear descriptions of currently vetted modalities, the author guides the reader into a world where strategic possibility and solution-oriented approaches offer new hope. In Perceptions and Possibilities, you will discover clinical wisdom that will help your clients stop chasing their tails – and begin their recovery.’
Bette Freedson, LICSW, LCSW, CGP, author of 'Other Realms, Other Ways: A Clinician’s Guide to the Magick of Intuition'

‘This book is a breath of fresh air, in a time when research is weaponized, and used to persuade mental health practitioners to choose the best golden procrustean bed. Paul Leslie seems to hold the secrets of a flexible magic of change, which he generously and skillfully shares with us. Complex things are simply exposed without over-simplification, and Paul’s optimistic and pragmatic vision energizes and gives hope. The book invites us to change our perceptions, by looking in between strategic and solution-oriented approaches, on the background of their Ericksonian roots, enabling us to discover new possibilities, simple and actionable strategies for mobilizing things from the stuckness of depression. I highly recommend this book to my colleagues and students.’
Bogdan Cezar Ion, PhD, lecturer, Department of Applied Psychology & Psychotherapy, Bucharest University

‘Paul J. Leslie’s latest work on the phenomenology, genesis, and treatment of depression reads like an artful tapestry of interwoven materials: from psychoanalysis to behaviorist and cognitive approaches, the progression leads to Milton H. Erickson’s solution-focused psychotherapy. Like all good hypnotherapists, he vividly and movingly describes cases, stories, and strategies, especially creative play with realities. This reminds us once again of the importance of the sensitive use of words. A stimulating, inspiring book that not only benefits clients, but also helps therapists to proceed in a lively way and – yes! – with joy, always remaining optimistic on this serious subject.’
Andreas Steiner, Dipl-Psych, MA, SEPT Institute Cologne

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