Using Diagrams in Psychotherapy presents the Visually Enhanced Therapy framework, a unique approach to communicating information in psychotherapy. The framework brings visual information processing principles and techniques into the practice of psychotherapy to help therapists communicate more effectively with clients. Replete with illustrations and therapist thought boxes designed to help readers translate theory to practice, the book presents visual strategies that enable clients to become more actively engaged in therapy sessions and to better retain information. This is a thorough, user-friendly resource with numerous diagrams and worksheets for implementing visually oriented interventions across a broad range of clients, clinical settings, and clinical problems.
Charles M. Boisvert, PhD, is a professor of clinical mental health counseling in the Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, and School Psychology at Rhode Island College and a practicing clinical psychologist at the Rhode Island Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (RICBT) in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Mohiuddin Ahmed, PhD, has over 40 years of psychotherapy and consultation experience with varied populations of all ages in inpatient and outpatient practice settings. Following his retirement from Taunton State Hospital in Massachusetts and Community Care Alliance in Rhode Island, he continues to be active in mental health publications and maintains a part-time psychology consultation practice.