I was lucky enough to hear them give a half-day presentation on their
work some years ago. These two break the mold. They get better results
faster. They get results where many have failed before them. They do
that, in my opinion, first by being solidly, unequivocally there for the
children they work with, and secondly by using the superior technical
methodology that they have developed. They cite Rogers, the father of
person-centered work and stand out as shining examples of the use of
this model. The text is rich with examples and no matter how "bad" a
child is, it's clear that they never, ever blame the child. The proof
of the validity of their approach is the results they get.
They are therapists writing to other therapists, but I would recommend
this book to anyone who is interested. One technique they employ that
anyone could use is the "Five Minutes" where a parent is asked to give
five minutes a day of undivided, uncritical attention to whatever his or
her child wants to say. To get the excellent results they get from this
technique, see Chapter 5 for the definitions that support it.