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What can a therapist do when faced with the all-too-familiar client who seems stuck or resistant? With this volume, veteran therapists Carol and Steve Lankton offer clinicians an effective tool with which they can expand their ability to be successful in therapy through integrating the use of indirection into the more commonly used rational and direct approach. This is a book of predesigned stories that the Lanktons and their trainees have told in successful therapy in order to assist clients in their movement toward specific, preplanned goals. The stories are categorized according to the way they are structured to reach particular types of goals, such as changes in affect, attitudinal restructuring, changes in behavior, changes in family structure, changes in self-image, and many others.