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Solution-Focused Therapy
Theory, Research & Practice

Second Edition

September 2011 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This second edition of Solution-focused Therapy remains the most accessible yet comprehensive case-based introduction to the history, theory, research and practice of solution-focused therapy (SFT) within mental health care and beyond.

Drawing on contemporary research and the author's own extensive experience, the fully revised and updated new edition includes:

  • discussion of recent developments relevant to research and training
  • a new chapter on challenges to SFT and the integration of SFT with other therapeutic approaches
  • extended discussion on ethical issues 
  • topical exploration of the application of SFT with patients with personality disorders and dementias 
  • contemporary research on solution-focused coaching and approaches to organizational change 
  • new case material

This highly practical guide should be on the desk of every student or trainee studying this strongly supported, growing approach. It is also a useful resource for practitioners wanting to update their core skills and knowledge.



 


 
The Solution-Focused Therapy Model: The First Session: Part One
 
The Solution-Focused Therapy Model: Part Two
 
Case Study
 
Ethical Issues in Therapy
 
The Historical Roots of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
 
The Research and Evidence Base for Solution-Focused Therapy
 
Applying Solution-Focused Brief Therapy within Mental-Health Services
 
Solution-Focused Approaches to Severe Mental Illnesses
 
Solution-Focused Approaches in the Workplace
 
Common Questions about Solution-Focused Approaches
 
Future Directions in Solution-Focused Therapy

A good resource which can be dipped into as and when required. Clear text and good use of therapist/client script together with case studies helps the reader understand the application of this approach. It is also useful that the book also covers how this approach can be used in the workplace and the chapter on research is very good it provides the reader with evidence based research results on the ways this approach is used. Good resource for anyone interested in this approach

Ms Deana Friel
Health and Social Care , North West Regional College
March 20, 2015

A very good Solution Focused Therapy resource. The case study is particularly informative.

Mrs Jade Mullen
Counselling and Psychotherapy, PCI College
September 21, 2014

This book is essential reading for our solution focused brief therapy module but also relevant to students on counselling courses and the BSc in nursing programme.

Mr Frederick Ruddick
Nursing , University of Cumbria
January 22, 2013

Very comprehensive and easy to understand, provides a good base level of knowledge for those intrested into developing SFBT skills

Mrs Eve Potts
School of Health and Postgrad Medicine, University of Central Lancashire
December 11, 2012

This book takes the reader on a comprehensive tour of Solution - Focused Therapy. This book is a 'must have' for anyone interested in this particular therapeutic approach. I highly recommend it.

Dr Bill Naylor
Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
July 10, 2012

A good step from basic ideas on SFT with very useful ideas around particular presenting issues

Dr Martin Smith
Social Science, Nottingham Trent University
May 28, 2012

Solution-focused therapy is not a core model taught on the courses I'm involved in tutoring for the NCHP. However, it is a therapy that we touch upon in places in the course, and I personally find it a very useful model. I was interested to recommend this book to students as a way to get a bit more information on a topic area that is not thoroughly covered on their course. However, the focus on research, which was actually one of the strengths of the book for me, is generally not an interest for my students, so I'm not sure how many of them will want to pick this one up.

Dr Josie Fraser
Head Office, National College for Hypnosis & Psychotherapy
March 19, 2012

This book will be used by Community youth workers as more of them begin to use and understand the power of solution focussed therapy in practice. A very well written book with practical examples from practice to illustrate SFT approaches and potential.

Dr Tony Morgan
Youth & Community Work, Ulster University
February 27, 2012

This is an essential book for students. It enables a clear understanding of the SFBT approach as well as presenting an historical development of the approach. It is written very clearly and is certainly student user friendly. A very substaintial update on the current approaches inclusion within clinical practice.

Mr David Bell
School of Health and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
February 15, 2012

This is an essential book for students. It enables a clear understanding of the SFBT approach as well as presenting an histotical development of the approach. It is written very clearly and is certainly student user friendly. A very substaintial update on the current approaqches inclusion within clinical practice.

Mr David Bell
School of Health and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
February 15, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

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Case Study


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