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.

The Solution-Focused Therapy Model: Part 2

The solution-focused therapy model: Part 2


  • Breaks and their purpose
  • Feedback
  • Subsequent sessions
  • Moving towards concluding therapy
  • Family practice: solution-focused work and the general practitioner
  • Couples and families
  • Teenagers
  • Solution-focused group work
  • Restricted progress in therapy
  • ‘The non-miracle scenario’
  • Conclusion

In Chapter 1 the initial structure for the first interview was described. Chapter 2 completes the first session and deals with a number of specific settings for therapy. The points made about ...

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