Exercise

Here is the chance to record ideas from your own stories ofchange and the professional knowledge that you have about changing patterns of behavior. As you do so, it may be helpful to do the following:

■ Think about and write down the desired therapeutic outcome of change as your first task.

■ Once this task is completed, assess the type ofresources or abilities the child will need to achieve that change.

■ If the child has those abilities, ask yourself how can they be used to reach the desired change.

■ If not, ask yourself how the metaphors might help develop and employ appropriate resources.

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