The Art of Solution Focused Therapy

The Art of Solution Focused Therapy

Solution-focused brief therapy: A review of outcome research. Family Process, 39, 477–496. Harris, M. B., & Franklin, C. (2007). Taking charge: A school-based, life skills group program for adolescent mothers.

Author: Elliott Connie, MA, LPC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117384

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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What is Solution-Focused Therapy? Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) is a unique, goal-directed therapy aimed at helping clients regain autonomy by determining and achieving their own goals. Solution focused therapists encourage clients to focus on solutions, not problems, and help clients effectively plan how to reach their goals. Unlike other therapies, SFT holds an abiding belief in clients' abilities to know what is best for them, rather than have a therapist tell them. Why this book? This book not only provides an overview of the Solution Focused therapy model, its basic tenets, and theories; it also presents intimate interviews with expert practitioners-all of whom use SFT in their own practice. To this end, the book offers a wealth of insight into the theory and practice of SFT, to help practitioners decide whether SFT is right for them and their clients. These experts offer details of their apprehensions, goals, breakthroughs, and overall experiences with the therapy. The team of expert contributors includes Eve Lipchik, Yvonne Dolan, Alasdair Macdonald, Thorana Nelson, and many more. Questions the experts address include: How did you discover that SFT was the model that fit your clients' needs? What characteristics of this model drew you towards it? How has SFT impacted your personal life? What is it about SFT that makes it so effective? What are your favorite cases and how did they affect your work as a therapist?
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Solution Focused Therapy

Handbook of Solution Focused Therapy

11 Using Solution - Focused Therapy with Women Jane Lethem My special interest in therapy with women developed largely as a result of meeting many mothers in the course of my work , in the NHS , with children and their families .

Author: Bill O'Connell Stephen Palmer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446229173

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Page: 200

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On a scale of 0-10 I would give the Handbook of Solution Focused Therapy a nine - it met my best hopes in terms of an insight into the theory and mechanics of SFT, and gave me ideas for extending my current use of the therapy. I found it engaging, readable and well-presented, with useful reference lists within each chapter to guide further reading' -" Solution News " This collection of fifteen chapters, each written by a different specialist in the SFT field, is a valuable contribution to the Solution-Focused therapist's bookshelf. A must-read for any informed SF therapy practitioner - "Mark McKergow, The Solutions Focus " This book has 14 chapters on diverse applications of Solution-Focus, between introductory and closing chapters by Bill O'Connell. The book relates to work being done in the UK and in Ireland, excepting Alasdair MacDonald's piece on research in SFT, which is an up-to-date and welcome review of research findings world-wide. All the chapters are succinct and they convey a clear impression of the lightness and excitement of this approach, for service-users and therapists alike. The book is a good read for any therapist, professional helper or service manager' - "Robert Cumming, Nurturing Potential " Solution-Focused therapy is an increasingly popular approach, used by practitioners in a wide range of contexts and settings. Illustrating the breadth and depth of contemporary practice, the Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy brings together contributions from leading practitioners in fields such as social work, education and health care to show how solution-focused techniques can be effective in many different situations. Beginning with an introduction to the origins and theory of the approach, the book examines different areas of practice, explaining how and why the solution-focused approach is applicable and highlighting the issues specific to each context. Each chapter features a case-example, which demonstrates the practical advantages and difficulties, involved in using the solution-focused approach. The Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy is an ideal text for training courses in solution-focused therapy and a source of new ideas for practitioners trained in other approaches who want to integrate solution-focused techniques with their existing practice. Bill O'Connell is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling at University of Birmingham and author of Solution-Focused Therapy (SAGE 1998) and Solution-Focused Stress Counselling (Continuum 2001). Professor Stephen Palmer is Director of the Centre for Stress Management and the Centre for Coaching, London. He has written and edited over 25 books.
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Solution Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy

Burns, K. (2008) Focus on Solutions –A Health Professionals Guide. London: Whurr. Butler, W. and Powers, K. (1996) 'Solution-focused grief therapy', in S. Miller, M. Hubble and B. Duncan (eds), Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy ...

Author: Bill O'Connell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446271360

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Struggling with the intricacies of Solution-Focused theory, skills or practice? Wanting to learn more about providing brief, practically-based solution-focused interventions across many therapeutic settings? As part of the popular Brief Therapies Series, this long awaited third edition will tell you all you need to know about Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) and more! This popular introduction takes you step-by-step through the counselling process, providing insight into how to structure and manage your therapeutic work in ways that are grounded in Solution-Focused principles. This book includes: - a detailed introduction to the theory and practice of 'brief' therapy - a discussion of the foundations of SFT - exercises to use with clients and/or trainees - brand new case examples relating theory directly to practice - an insightful reflection on the journey of the practitioner From leading Solution-Focused expert Bill O'Connell, this book will not only provide practical guidelines and theoretical background for the beginner but support and inspiration for the more experienced. Bill O'Connell is Director of Training for Focus on Solutions Limited in Birmingham. He was previously Head of the Counselling Department at Westhill College of Higher Education, Birmingham, and is co-editor of Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy (SAGE, 2003).
Categories: Psychology

Solution Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy

that allow practitioners with adequate training in solution-focused therapy (about the equivalent of a four-year Master's course) to register with them. Thirteen health care groups are currently regulated by the government's Health ...

Author: Alasdair Macdonald

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857028891

Category: Psychology

Page: 243

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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, and 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.
Categories: Psychology

Solution Focused Therapy for the Helping Professions

Solution Focused Therapy for the Helping Professions

Lipchik, E. (2002) Beyond Technique in Solution Focused Therapy. New york: Guilford Press. Lulofs, R. and Cahn, D. (2000) Conflict: From Theory to Action. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Maione, P. and Chenail, ...

Author: Barry Winbolt

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857004956

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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This accessible guide to Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), an effective therapeutic approach which focuses on strengths and achievements, provides a practical introduction to what SFBT is and how to use it with clients. Barry Winbolt leads the reader through the principles, techniques and steps involved in the approach, including forming a productive working relationship with the client, using questions creatively, the effective use of language, and working collaboratively with the client in finding solutions. Case studies are included to demonstrate the ideas and techniques presented. This book will be invaluable to all those in the helping professions who are either already familiar with SFBT and want to improve their knowledge, or are looking for new and effective ways to communicate with and help the people they work with.
Categories: Psychology

Solution Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents

Solution Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents

One small step: Moving beyond trauma and therapy to a life of joy. San Jose, CA: Authors Choice Press. Franklin, C., Streeter, C. L., Webb, L. & Guz, S. (2018). Solutionfocused brief therapy in alternative schools.

Author: Elizabeth R. Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351680684

Category: Psychology

Page: 194

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Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents offers mental health professionals an integration of creative and playful approaches and solution-focused therapy. The author presents developmentally appropriate and expressive alternatives to oral communication including sandtray, writing, puppetry, drawing and coloring, photography, and music. The text presents an overview of strength-based and creative approaches with a focused examination of the philosophy and process of solution-focused therapy, then divides chapters into specific stages of therapy—beginnings, searching for treasure, setting goals, and ending the session—with creative techniques offered in each section. The final chapter addresses working with children and adolescents in solution-focused groups, including how to set up groups and progress through different group stages, presenting specific techniques and activities focused on each stage of the group process.
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Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

- Frequently asked questions This book is an invaluable resource for all therapists and counsellors, whether in training or practice.

Author: Harvey Ratner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415606134

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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"Solution Focused Brief Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise and jargon-free guide to the thinking and practice of this exciting approach, enabling people to make changes in their lives quickly and effectively. It covers: - This history and background to solution focused practice - The philosophical underpinnings of the approach - Dealing with difficult situations - Specific applications to children, adolescents, families , and schools - Organisational applications including supervision, coaching and leadership. - Frequently asked questions This book is an invaluable resource for all therapists and counsellors, whether in training or practice. It will also be essential for any professional whose job it is to help people make changes in their lives, and will therefore be of interest to social workers, probation officers, psychiatric staff, doctors, and teachers, as well as those working in organisations as coaches and managers"--
Categories: Psychology

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

How is it that solution-focused authors and researchers have not focused much on the effectiveness of SFBT with different ethnic groups? 4. Discuss some of key features of SFBT that might make it a good therapy for ethnic minority ...

Author: Johnny S. Kim, Ph.D.

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483323442

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, by Johnny S. Kim, is the first book in the field to provide 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.
Categories: Education

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

The effectiveness of solution - focused therapy with child behavior problems : A preliminary report . Families in Society , 81 ( 5 ) , 468–474 . Mde Shazer , S. ( 1985 ) . Keys to solutions in brief therapy . New York : Norton .

Author: Cynthia Franklin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195385724

Category: Medical

Page: 426

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Therapy is frequently miscast as requiring an enormous amount of time and financial commitment, but helpful, goal-oriented therapy can produce positive results after only a few sessions. By focusing on solutions instead of problems, SFBT asks clients to set concrete goals and to draw upon strengths in their lives that can help bring about the desired change for a preferred future.
Categories: Medical

Solution Focused Brief Therapy in Schools

Solution Focused Brief Therapy in Schools

Solution focused therapy treatment manual for working with individuals, 2nd version. Retrieved from http://www.sfbta.org/researchdownloads.html Cepukiene, V., & Pakrosnis, R. (2011). The outcome of solution-focused brief therapy among ...

Author: Johhny Kim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190607272

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Since the publication of the First Edition, there have been several advances on the research on Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) in schools. This Second Edition contains updates on how to apply SFBT to specific problem areas that school social workers frequently encounter. Each chapter has been updated and expanded to provide to incorporate a Response to Intervention approach (RtI) in many of the clinical "SFBT in Action" chapters. The authors also utilized results from the second national school social work survey, conducted by a team led by Dr. Kelly and currently in press at School Mental Health Journal and Social Work, to identify several targeted school-related problems that school social workers encounter in their work and demonstrate how to use solution-focused techniques for them. Despite being places with tremendous challenges for students and staff, schools are also places of solutions, strengths, and successes. This practical guide shows school social workers how to harness the solutions; filled with case examples, key points to remember, guidelines for reviewing resaerch, sample dialogue, and best practice tips, this book gives readers the essential tools to begin incorporating SFBT into their practice immediately.
Categories: Social Science