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.

Solution-Focused Approach with American Indian Clients

Solution-focused approach with American Indian clients
SaraBlakeslee, Sara A. SmockJordan

Historical Background

There are currently 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes in the United States (U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2012) with a high degree of heterogeneity across tribes and with each tribe embracing a specific culture. Data from the 2010 U.S. Census reveal 5.2 million Americans identify themselves as American Indian or Alaskan native, or a combination of other ancestry. Of this total, 2.9 million identified as American Indian or Alaskan native alone (Norris, Vines, & Hoeffel, 2012). American Indians have always had a special and at times reverent relationship to the land, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (2012) reports there are approximately 326 federally administered ...

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