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 Research and Evidence Base for Solution-Focused Therapy

The research and evidence base for solution-focused therapy


  • Process research in psychotherapy
  • Process research in solution-focused therapy
  • Meta-analyses
  • Systematic reviews
  • Randomised controlled studies of outcome in solution-focused therapy
  • Comparison studies of outcome in solution-focused brief therapy
  • Effectiveness studies in solution-focused brief therapy
  • The effect of solution-focused therapy on therapists
  • Future developments
  • Conclusion

Solution-focused therapy had an evidence base of six evaluation studies in 1994, ...

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