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Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy
Theory, Research & Practice

Second Edition

August 2011 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

The Solution-Focused Therapy Model: The First Session: Part One
The Solution-Focused Therapy Model: Part Two
Case Study
Ethical Issues in Therapy
The Historical Roots of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
The Research and Evidence Base for Solution-Focused Therapy
Applying Solution-Focused Brief Therapy within Mental-Health Services
Solution-Focused Approaches to Severe Mental Illnesses
Solution-Focused Approaches in the Workplace
Common Questions about Solution-Focused Approaches
Future Directions in Solution-Focused Therapy

Gives student an easily readable/ digestable overview of humanistic theory

Miss Laura Ashton
Health , Burnley College
November 10, 2011

A sound text which is methodical in approach. The second edition does update things well, in particular in relation to the emerging evidence base. However it may not represent best value for those students who have already purchased the first edition. For those who do not have the first edition this text remains highly recommended.

Nick Bohannon
Mental Health Div, Central Lancashire University
November 8, 2011

A skillfully written book which directs its reader to solutions instead of problems. Easy to read and very good for qualified and trainee teachers.

Dr Seidu Salifu
Teacher Training, NESCOT
September 15, 2011

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