In 1993 the authors published The Art of Change: Strategic Therapy and Hypnotherapy Without Trance, a revolutionary work that introduced a series of effective clinical strategies to create therapeutic change, even in seemingly impossible cases. In his new book, the author performs another quantum leap, leading his readers to a more operative knowledge of the precise logic of therapeutic change. Most intimidating mental disorders are based on perceptions of reality that when using an ordinary 'common-sense' logic as our reading lens, look as if they are irrational, bizarre, illogical and therefore hard to understand and manage.
Elisa Balbi is a psychotherapist, teacher, and supervisor at the Post Graduate School of Brief Strategic Therapy in Arezzo, Italy. Giorgio Nardone is director of Centro di Terapia Strategica (Strategic Therapy Center) and of the Post Graduate School of Brief Strategic Therapy Center in Arezzo, Italy. He is also professor of Brief Psychotherapy at the Post Graduate School of Clinical Psychology, University of Siena, Italy. He has published numerous articles and several books translated into many foreign languages. He is renowed as one of the most creative therapists and authors in the field of Brief Strategic Therapy and Strategic Problem Solving. his systematic and effective models for treating phobic, obsessive disorders and eating disorders are followed by many psychotherapists all around the world.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS FOREWORD CHAPTER ONE Non-ordinary logic CHAPTER TWO Self-deceptions and interactions CHAPTER THREE Change CHAPTER FOUR Change and performative language CHAPTER FIVE Learning CHAPTER SIX The logics of ambivalence CHAPTER SEVEN Operational concepts, therapeutic stratagems CHAPTER EIGHT Therapeutic stratagems: clinical examples REFERENCES INDEX