• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Solution-Focused Approaches in the Workplace
Solution-focused approaches in the workplace
  • Research in the workplace
  • Solution-focused situation management: finding cooperation quickly
  • Handling conflict in teams
  • Anticipation conversations
  • Solution-focused supervision
  • The microtools concept
  • Solution-focused coaching in education
  • Solution-focused reflecting teams
  • Constructive criticism
  • 360° feedback
  • Managing disagreement with powerful vested interests
  • Bureaucracies and large organisations
  • Conclusion

The world of organisation and management has become another prominent area for solution-focused ideas. Coaches, consultants and change facilitators have become interested in these new ways of applying their skills to interactions within ...

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