“The Escalator method provides an array of specific tools and techniques for this challenging engagement process. The main point of this book is to outline some of those tools and strategies in a constructive and practical manner to help the reader better help others. It is likely that you are already using some of these skills yourself on a daily basis however any level of expansion and improvement that any of us can make with regard to our skills as clinicians, empowers us to better help those we serve, which is the primary reason most of us entered this field. In addition, the www.takingtheescalator.com website can be viewed as an ever expanding “garage” of stored tools for repeated use in a wide variety of therapy situations. As a clinician, you are encouraged to continue to devise and share your own tools as you gain experience and grow as a treatment provider. Keep checking the Taking the Escalator website regularly as counseling tools are continuously being added and updated.”