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 8: Solution-Focused Approaches to Severe Mental Illness
Solution-Focused Approaches to Severe Mental Illness
- General issues in relation to prescribing
- Using medication in combination with solution-focused thinking
- Affective disorders
- Management of the acutely disturbed inpatient
- Medication in the inpatient setting
- Continuing inpatient care
- Solution-focused work within the mental health structure: common problems
- The wider hospital system
Solution-focused approaches and active solution-focused therapy can be used with severe mental illness and long-term disability. ...