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Words Were Originally Magic

Words Were Originally Magic
Author: Steve de Shazer
ISBN 13: 9780393701708
ISBN 10: 393701700
Edition: 1st
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 1994-05-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 285
List Price: $35.00

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)