Theory, Research & Practice
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.
A good resource which can be dipped into as and when required. Clear text and good use of therapist/client script together with case studies helps the reader understand the application of this approach. It is also useful that the book also covers how this approach can be used in the workplace and the chapter on research is very good it provides the reader with evidence based research results on the ways this approach is used. Good resource for anyone interested in this approach
A very good Solution Focused Therapy resource. The case study is particularly informative.
This book is essential reading for our solution focused brief therapy module but also relevant to students on counselling courses and the BSc in nursing programme.
Very comprehensive and easy to understand, provides a good base level of knowledge for those intrested into developing SFBT skills
This book takes the reader on a comprehensive tour of Solution - Focused Therapy. This book is a 'must have' for anyone interested in this particular therapeutic approach. I highly recommend it.
A good step from basic ideas on SFT with very useful ideas around particular presenting issues
Solution-focused therapy is not a core model taught on the courses I'm involved in tutoring for the NCHP. However, it is a therapy that we touch upon in places in the course, and I personally find it a very useful model. I was interested to recommend this book to students as a way to get a bit more information on a topic area that is not thoroughly covered on their course. However, the focus on research, which was actually one of the strengths of the book for me, is generally not an interest for my students, so I'm not sure how many of them will want to pick this one up.
This book will be used by Community youth workers as more of them begin to use and understand the power of solution focussed therapy in practice. A very well written book with practical examples from practice to illustrate SFT approaches and potential.
This is an essential book for students. It enables a clear understanding of the SFBT approach as well as presenting an historical development of the approach. It is written very clearly and is certainly student user friendly. A very substaintial update on the current approaches inclusion within clinical practice.
This is an essential book for students. It enables a clear understanding of the SFBT approach as well as presenting an histotical development of the approach. It is written very clearly and is certainly student user friendly. A very substaintial update on the current approaqches inclusion within clinical practice.