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.

Ethical Issues in Therapy

Ethical issues in therapy


  • General ethical principles
  • Ethical codes for the practitioner in the UK
  • UKASFP draft code of ethics
  • Other ethical issues
  • Ethics in supervision
  • Ethical issues specific to solution-focused brief therapy
  • Conclusion

In this chapter we examine some of the ethical issues in psychotherapy and counselling and how these relate to solution-focused therapy in particular.

General Ethical Principles

Everyone concerned with health and welfare is required to behave in an ethical fashion as defined by their peers and society at large. The rules ...

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