The list author says: "The following books guide the practitioner in ways to develop conceptualizing skills using an interpersonal lens. Levenson, Binder, Luborsky, and Book identify the interpersonal pattern in individual therapy. Yalom uses the group experience to identify interpersonal patterns being played out in the here-and-now with group leaders and the members. LuborskyÂs text also highlights looking at observing dysfunctional patterns in sessions during family/couple sessions. Whether you call it Core Conflictual Relationship Theme (CCRT, Luborsky) or Cyclical Maladaptive Pattern (CMP, Levenson and Binder) the main point of all of these texts is to identify the self-defeating pattern(s) that were once adaptive (for example in oneÂs family of origin) but may now no longer be needed."
"Levenson makes the reader a part of her supervision group. The reader can imagine him/herself as a member of the group and participate in formulating the CMP as each client's vignette unfolds. She includes a variety of vignettes illustrating differing CMPÂs so readers can familiarize themselves with formulating different CMPÂs."
"I read this book after LevensonÂs which helped me to quickly understand the concepts that Yalom described. One could apply LevensonÂs model of conceptualizing to each individual in the groupÂusing the data from external stories shared and enactments that occur in the group session."
"The 2006 version is rich in examples of how to frame questions and statements in ways that will be more acceptable to clients. Teyber writes in an easy to understand style. He describes different interpersonal patterns (similar to CMP)"
"Help construct/identify and expand the clientÂs situation/problem/theme. Then deconstruct the theme by highlighting ambiguities, gaps, contradictions, misinterpretations, and distortions. Binder encourages practitioners to use common sense to compare the clientÂs perspectives of a situation with what is a healthy picture--highlighting the parts of the clientÂs narrative that donÂt make sense/fit."
"This text breaks down the steps to conceptualizing cases. Listening, responding, dealing with termination, Luborsky clearly describes the different types, different skills to hone in conceptualizing cases."