About The Book
Changing Lives Through Redecision Therapy is a classic in the field of psychotherapy, and with the advent of HMOs and the need for brief therapy, the groundbreaking work of Robert and Mary Goulding has become even more relevant.
Redecision Therapy is based on the premise that through goal-setting and the reenactment of important childhood scenes we may change our future and gain control of our lives. This revised and updated edition includes the innovative treatment techniques developed by the Gouldings, plus new material on short-term treatment for victims of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, and advice on how to utilize the strengths of each client to enhance and support therapy.
“The reader is allowed to assess both the technique and the outcome of treatment. In this book it becomes obvious that neither theory nor practice has become moribund in the hands of Mary and Robert Goulding.” –Contemporary Psychology
“This book is not only a teaching of effective group therapy leadership; it is also a personal testimony to the wisdom and courage of Mary and Bob Goulding . . . . It will have few equals as an evidence of the power of commitment.” –Clinical Social Work Journal
“Give yourself a gift, read Mary and Bob Goulding’s book. Rarely have I read anything as stimulating and exciting from my viewpoints as person, as therapist, and as a psychologist. . . . Mary and Bob’s work is a uniquely valuable contribution that has and will have a powerful impact as they treat and train more people throughout our world. I rejoice in their sharing.” –Alma I. Silverthorn, Ph.D, Voices
“A clear and concise description of an effective short-term therapy technique.” –Allan Beigel, M.D.
“Bob and Mary Goulding communicate the intelligence, excitement, humanity, pain, bravery, invention, and celebration that are essential elements in good psychotherapy.” –Miriam Polster, Ph.D., Gestalt Training Center, San Diego