• 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.

Applying Solution-Focused Brief Therapy within Mental Health Services
Applying Solution-Focused Brief Therapy within Mental Health Services
  • The ‘medical model’
  • Urgent assessment
  • Self-harm enquiry
  • Preventing suicide using a solution-focused approach
  • Scheduled assessments
  • Specific conditions
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual abuse of adults
  • Sexual abuse and child protection
  • Other mental disorders
  • Conclusion

This chapter begins by examining the ‘medical model’ of health care. The application of solution-focused ideas to the assessment of a variety of common ...

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