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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
A Multicultural Approach

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July 2013 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This first-of-its-kind book provides a practical overview of the essentials of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) from a multicultural perspective, including intervention skills, research, applications, and implications for practice. Case examples illustrate SFBT in action with a wide range of client populations. In addition, the book incorporates recommendations from the recently developed and approved SFBT treatment manual, published by the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association.

Johnny S. Kim
Chapter 1. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cultural Competency
Terry S.Trepper; Eric E. McCollum; Peter De Jong; Harry Korman; Wallace Gingerich; Cynthia Franklin
Chapter 2. Solution-Focused Therapy Treatment Manual for Working With Individuals.
Cynthia Franklin; Katherine L. Montgomery
Chapter 3. Does Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Work?
Johnny S. Kim; Jun Song Hong; Cindy Sangalang
Chapter 4. Solution-Focused Approach With Asian American Clients
Diane Bigler
Chapter 5. Solution-Focused Approach With African American Clients
Peter Lehman, Catheleen Jordan; Damaris Mosharef
Chapter 6. Solution-Focused Approach With Hispanic and Latino Clients
Sara Blakeslee, Sara A. Smock Jordan
Chapter 7. Solution-Focused Approach With American Indian Clients
Rowena Fong, Britt Urban
Chapter 8. Solution-Focused Approach With Asian Immigrant Clients
Jung Jin Choi, Robin Akdeniz
Chapter 9. Solution-Focused With Multicultural Families
Sara A. Smock Jordan
Chapter 10. Solution-Focused Approach With LGBTQ Clients
Adam Froerer; Ednalice Pagan-Romney
Chapter 11. Solution-Focused Approach With Clients With Disabilities
Brandy R. Maynard; Michael S. Kelly
Chapter 12. Solution-Focused Approach With Economically Poor Clients
Michael S. Kelly; Brandy R. Maynard
Chapter 13. Solution-Focused Approach With Spiritual or Religious Clients
Johnny Kim
Chapter 14. Conclusion
Key features
  • Case examples in each chapter illustrate best practices in using SFBT techniques with minority clients, including African American, Asian American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American, LGBT, immigrants, clients with disabilities, socioeconomically disadvantaged clients, and spiritual/religious clients.
  • The latest research on using SFBT with minority clients is incorporated to inform empirically supported, culturally appropriate interventions.
  • Recommendations from the SFBT treatment manual, approved by Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association, are incorporated to address treatment fidelity issues and ensure that practitioners are applying SFBT correctly.
  • The latest information on theory of change and how SFBT creates changes in clients is provided.
  • Discussion questions and further learning resources are available at the end of the chapters.

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