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.

Chapter 2: Solution-Focused Therapy Treatment Manual for Working with Individuals*

Solution-Focused Therapy Treatment Manual for Working with Individuals*

Solution-focused therapy treatment manual for working with individuals
Terry S.Trepper, Eric E.McCollum, PeterDe Jong, HarryKorman, WallaceGingerich, CynthiaFranklin

The purpose of this Treatment Manual is to offer an overview to the general structure of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). This manual will follow the standardized format and include each of the components recommended by Carroll and Nuro (1997). The following sections are included: (a) overview, description, and rationale of SFBT; (b) goals and goal setting in SFBT; (c) how SFBT is contrasted with other treatments; (d) specific active ingredients and therapist behaviors in SFBT; (e) nature of the client-therapist relationship in SFBT; (f) format; (g) session format and content; (h) compatibility with adjunctive therapies; (i) target population; (j) meeting needs of ...

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