• 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.

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
  • Feedback
  • Affective disorders
  • Psychosis
  • 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
  • Conclusion

Solution-focused approaches and active solution-focused therapy can be used with severe mental illness and long-term disability. ...

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