'Solution-Focused Therapy is an excellent book, especially for existing counsellors wishing to expand their skills. O'Connell's description of SFT is clear, succinct and engaging. And, as always, he maintains an open door to other counselling models thus creating a boradly-based school in which many different ideas and practices can join together under one roof' - Chris Iveson, Founder Member of the Brief Therapy Practice
This book deals with SFT directly and practically. It gives good examples and has a good degree of knowledge/ information. The book seems to be directly aimed at therapists and consolers who working on a more one to one basis, which limits it scope somewhat. I cannot really fault the book, it just didn't suit my needs.
For students studying Solution-Focused Therapy, this book gives a clear explanation and exploration of the subject. It is easy to understand and very accessible across all levels. From 2-5
A useful book which is helpful for trainee counselling psychologists to apply solution focused principles to their practice.
This is an excellent book, with many practical examples so that students can make sense of the theory. It is easy to read and understand.
An excellent book with plenty of practical ideas about how to use this approach. I have used it in preparing for lectures, recommended it on reading lists and used some of the exercises in class.
An excellent book on the topic of SFBT. Core to any course that examines this approach to therapy.
This is a key text for my SFBT module.
useful and detailed enough description of the approach. Would be useful as a key book for a solution focused course. However this was only one section of a broader course.
Well structured and easy to follow for people with differing levels of knowledge of SFT.
A very good overview of SFT which gives students sufficient information about this theoretical approach to further their interest in this approach.
This is a great book for students and i always highly recommend it for its ease to dip in and out. It is useful for all areas of practice as the examples can be modified to suit any. Students coming for tutorials are familiar with the terminology as we are always enabling them to be 'solution focussed', therofere they relate well to the terminolgy used in the book. This updated version continues to be a useful 'keep on me' book.
Provides a good introduction to the application of brief therapy, regardless of theoretical model.
This is a great book for those wanting to use this deceptively easy yet complex therapy. The book is very useful for those wanting to explore a strengths based approach and is a really useful addition to the social work tool kit.
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