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; 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.
- Chapter 1: The Solution-Focused Therapy Model: The First Session; Part 1
- Chapter 2: The Solution-Focused Therapy Model: Part 2
- Chapter 3: Case Study
- Chapter 4: Ethical Issues in Therapy
- Chapter 5: The Historical Roots of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Chapter 6: The Research and Evidence Base for Solution-Focused Therapy
- Chapter 7: Applying Solution-Focused Brief Therapy within Mental Health Services
- Chapter 8: Solution-Focused Approaches to Severe Mental Illness
- Chapter 9: Solution-Focused Approaches in the Workplace
- Chapter 10: Common Questions about Solution-Focused Approaches
- Chapter 11: Future Directions in Solution-Focused Therapy