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The Strategic Dialogue

Nardone, Giorgio

Published by Karnac Books
ISBN 10: 1855755564 / ISBN 13: 9781855755567
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Title: The Strategic Dialogue

Publisher: Karnac Books

Binding: Soft cover

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2008. 1st Edition. Paperback. Represents both the starting and finishing line of the research, clinical practice, and managerial consulting performed by professors Giorgio Nardone and Paul Watzlawick over a fifteen year period at the Centro di Terapia Strategica of Arezzo (Strategic Therapy Center). This book deals with Strategic Dialogue. Num Pages: 134 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: JMC; MMJT. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 230 x 148 x 11. Weight in Grams: 212. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781855755567

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Synopsis: The Strategic Dialogue is a strategy by which one can achieve maximum results with minimum effort. It was developed through a natural evolutionary process from previous treatments for particular pathologies, and is composed of therapeutic stratagems and specific sequences of ad hoc maneuvers constructed for different types of problems.

This book represents both the starting and finishing line of all of the research, clinical practice, and managerial consulting performed by professors Giorgio Nardone and Paul Watzlawick over a fifteen year period at the Centro di Terapia Strategica of Arezzo (Strategic Therapy Center). It is the result of the combined efforts and contributions of not only the authors of this book, but also of other colleagues, collaborators, scholars and patients from all over the world, many of whom were often unaware of the help they provided. This work can be referred to as the finishing line because the Strategic Dialogue, an advanced therapeutic method of conducting a therapy session and inducing radical changes rapidly in the patient, represents the culmination of all that has been achieved so far in the field.

While reading through the full transcriptions of the cases presented, the reader will immerse oneself fully in Giorgio Nardone?s style of work, to be fascinated by the articulate dialogue, carried out through the use of precise strategic plans that are adaptable both to the structure of the problem and also to the peculiar reality of the patient. Moreover the reader will be astonished to discover how, through the use of subtle communicative maneuvers and creative stratagems, patients are lead to rapid and effective therapeutic change.

About the Author: Giorgio Nardone is Director of Centro di Terapia Strategica (Strategic Therapy Centre) and of the Post-Graduate School of Brief Strategic Therapy Centre 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 foreign languages. He is renowned 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 around the world.

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