Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) has been gaining momentum as a powerful therapeutic approach since its inception in the 1980s. By focusing on solutions instead of problems, it 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. Addressing both researchers and practitioners, a distinguished cast of international, interdisciplinary contributors review the current state of research on SFBT interventions and illustrate its applications—both proven and promising—with a diverse variety of populations, including domestic violence offenders, troubled and runaway youth, students, adults with substance abuse problems, and clients with schizophrenia. This expansive text also includes a treatment manual, strengths-based and fidelity measures, and detailed descriptions on how to best apply SFBT to underscore the strengths, skills, and resources that clients may unknowingly possess.
More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is a groundbreaking book that reveals the latest new developments in this practical, evidence based approach. This definitive resource provides the most up to date "state-of-the-art" information on the widely used solution-focused brief therapy approach (SFBTA). New developments include advances in relation to the field of family therapy and important information about the impact of language in therapeutic change. The book's unique design allows the reader to "listen in" on the lively discussions that took place as the authors watched therapy sessions.
For all those survivors who wonder when they will finally feel good, the answer is now. One Small Step reminds us that living well is the best revenge and provides the knowledge and tools to fully embrace life. Organized into easy-to-follow sections, readers will find help in:
* Moving Beyond Survivorhood
* Enjoying the Gifts of the Present
* Creating a Joyous Future
* Responding to Life's Challenges
* How to Start a Small Steps Support Group
This book provides specific and practical techniques, derived from solution-focused therapy and Ericksonian hypnosis, for the treatment of adult survivors of sexual abuse. This approach enables clients to find relief from symptoms stemming from or related to the sexual abuse, to alter feelings associated with memories of trauma so that flashbacks become less intrusive, and to develop a positive, practical, and healthy future orientation. In short, clients experience healing and begin to live satisfying lives.
Scores of cases from around the world offer inspiration and renewed energy to therapists.Clients and solution-focused therapists often accomplish remarkable results under seemingly hopeless conditions. In this book mental health and social service professionals worldwide reveal how small actions can yield big changes in people's lives. Commentaries by the authors make this a treasury of valuable information about solution-focused therapy.
This book discusses the changeover process when a substance abuse counseling program switches its theoretical orientation from problem-focused to solution-focused. Features the challenges and benefits of using SFBT in an agency setting.
This book offers a collection of favorite and successful family therapy interventions from therapists which inspire more creative therapy methods. 101 Interventions in Family Therapy features contributions by a diverse group of well-known leaders in the field, “therapists on the street,” and faculty of family therapy training programs. Each clinician presents a creative and useful intervention beginning with a complete description of the method, followed by the specific indications and contraindications for its application, and concludes with a particular case illustration. These stories document helpful interventions that really work, not the exotic and impractical methods of prolific marriage and family authors.