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Struggling with the intricacies of Solution-Focused theory, skills or practice? Wanting to learn more about providing brief, practically-based solution-focused interventions across many therapeutic settings? As part of the popular Brief Therapies Series, this long awaited third edition will tell you all you need to know about Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) and more!

This popular introduction takes you step-by-step through the counselling process, providing insight into how to structure and manage your therapeutic work in ways that are grounded in Solution-Focused principles.

This book includes: - a detailed introduction to the theory and practice of ‘brief’ therapy; - a discussion of the foundations of SFT; - exercises to use with clients and/or trainees; - brand new case examples relating theory directly to practice; - an insightful reflection on the journey of the practitioner

From leading Solution-Focused expert Bill O'Connell, this book will not only provide practical guidelines and theoretical background for the beginner but support and inspiration for the more experienced.

Bill O'Connell is Director of Training for Focus on Solutions Limited in Birmingham. He was previously Head of the Counselling Department at Westhill College of Higher Education, Birmingham, and is co-editor of Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy (SAGE, 2003).

The Second Session and Beyond: Keeping the Focus on Solutions
The second session and beyond: Keeping the focus on solutions

If not you, who? If not now, when?

Rabbi Hillel, cited in Hoyt (1995)

What makes this a problem? Why now?

Slive et al. (1995)

In describing the second and subsequent sessions, I feel compelled to issue the same therapeutic health warning given at the start of the last chapter. Textbook clients do not exist and practitioners are not automatons. Each client will have a unique combination of needs and abilities, so for some, change can be sudden and dramatic, while for others it will prove slow and difficult. The outline for a second session is therefore only ...

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