A Proven Technique Applying Brief Therapy to Difficult and Challenging Disorders Changing the Unchangeable is a myth shattering book that reveals how short-term therapy can be used as a powerful tool for treating clients who present a range of complex psychological disorders including severe depression, delusions and paraia, arexia, alcoholism, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and borderline personality disorder. Fisch and Schlanger have done an admirable job of addressing the difficult. They have done this with detailed description of cases and of step-by-step explanations for dealing with the 'unchangeable' briefly. -Paul Watzlawick, emeritus clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Filled with rich examples, this is an incisive, carefully analyzed exploration of the pioneering practices created at MRI's Brief Therapy Center. -Carlos E. Sluzki, clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California Los Angeles
RICHARD FISCH, is director of the Brief Therapy Center in Palo Alto, California, which he cofounded in 1966. He is also a senior research fellow at the Mental Research Institute and a clinical associate professor emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Fisch is the coauthor of the best--selling classic on brief therapy, Tactics of Change. KARIN SCHLANGER, M.F.C.C, is the assistant director of the Brief Therapy Center, codirector of the Latino Brief Therapy Center at the Mental Research Institute, and adjunct professor of psychology at the University of San Francisco.