Using Homework in Psychotherapy

Strategies, Guidelines, and Forms

Michael A. Tompkins

A Paperback Original
A Paperback Original
July 5, 2004
ISBN 9781593850494
Price: $39.00
286 Pages
Size: 8½" x 11"
Convenient Lay-Flat Binding

A step-by-step guide for therapists who want to start implementing homework or to increase the effectiveness of assignments, this hands-on book is ideal for clinicians from any theoretical orientation. Presented are creative strategies for developing meaningful homework assignments, enhancing compliance, and overcoming typical homework obstacles. Nearly 50 reproducible forms are featured along with detailed recommendations for using them to accomplish five broad therapeutic goals: increasing awareness, scheduling activities, improving emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness, and testing assumptions. Also provided are tips for working with special populations, including adolescents, older adults, couples, and clients with severe depression or anxiety. Bursting with helpful tools, tips, and examples, the volume is designed in a convenient 8½“ x 11” format with lay-flat binding for ease of photocopying.