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 3: Case Study
- A melancholy marriage
- Pre-session changes
- Scaling: current state; confidence about making changes
- Miracle question
- Team discussion
- Subsequent progress
This case study is based on therapy with a married couple who had no previous experience of counselling or psychotherapy. The text is taken from a transcript of the first interview. Comments about the therapy process are derived from the contributions of the team who sat behind the mirror during ...