Using the skills outlined in this book, clinicians learn to advance the pace of therapy by bringing in a coaching mindset as they ask clients to do and be more. Therapists will learn how to challenge clients to promote perseverance and increase motivation. This book explains how to shift traditional therapist positioning through the use of new language and approaches.
This model deftly balances the strengths-based, action and goal oriented mindset of coaching with the necessary boundaries, ethics, integrity, and emotional processing of psychotherapeutic practice. The writing is warm and engaging. Grodzki provides an abundance of clinical scenarios that beautifully illustrate the application and efficacy of concrete skills and creative strategies designed to promote empowerment and growth in both clients and clinicians. A great addition to any clinical practice!--Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, author of Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist's Couch When your clients want to take action, you can be ready to help them! In this must-read volume, Lynn Grodzki models her coaching style, offering pragmatic, clearly defined steps for therapists who want to work more effectively at helping clients to achieve their goals. Starting with how to discern when therapy with a coaching edge is the right choice and going on to demonstrate specific therapist skills, such as useful questioning, strategic listening, and developing shared accountability, Grodzki shows us how to call clients to action and promote not only insight but real and lasting change. She draws on her experience in business, coaching, and therapy to provide typical therapeutic situations and how these skills can be put into use. Her writing is crisp, vivid, and witty. Any therapist who wants to do better work immediately will want to read this work and put it into practice.--Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques