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*
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 ...