Advanced Principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy covers advanced helping-skills topics, including inductive reasoning, Socratic questioning, working with double binds, and creatively creating second-order change. The ultimate expression of these is in the use of paradoxical interventions, including the use of humor. Professors and students alike will find that Advanced Principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy is not just a guide to training; it provides an in-depth understanding of material covered in introductory courses and supplements the material students will cover in practicum and internship.
Gerald J. Mozdzierz, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Loyola University and also maintains a private practice. Paul R. Peluso, PhD, is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Counselor Education at Florida Atlantic University. He is the coauthor of five books and author of numerous articles and book chapters. Joseph Lisiecki, LCSW, has 32 years of clinical experience at Hines VA hospital in Illinois.
Introduction: Pass on What You Have Learned 1. Advanced Non-Linear Thinking 2. The Basics of Paradoxical Interventions and the Neutralizers 3. The Use of Tranquilizer Paradoxical Interventions 4. The Use of Energizer Paradoxical Interventions 5. The Use of Challenger Paradoxical Interventions 6. Humor in Therapy: A Special Case of Paradoxical Intervention 7. Final Thoughts