While this book evolves naturally from de Shazer's earlier works, here he abandons his characteristically terse style.
Explicates how language works in psychotherapy by a close study of the actual words that pass between analysts and patients. The solution-focused approach includes such questions as how the patient would know if the problem were gone, and where on a 0-10 scale the problem lies currently. Can serve as an introduction to De Shazer's brief therapy model. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)