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Title Solution focused brief therapy : 100 key points and techniques / [edited by] Harvey Ratner, Evan George, Chris Iveson.

Published Hove, East Sussex ; New York : Routledge, 2012.

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 UniM Giblin Eunson  616.89147 SOLU    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 254 pages ; 20 cm.
Series 100 key points.
100 key points.
Contents Part 1 Background 1 -- 1 What is Solution Focused Brief Therapy? 3 -- 2 Origins of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (1): Milton Erickson 6 -- 3 Origins (2): family therapy and the Brief Therapy Center at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto 8 -- 4 Origins (3): the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee and the birth of a new approach 10 -- 5 Brief Family Therapy Center: the first phase 12 -- 6 Brief Family Therapy Center: the second phase 14 -- 7 Solution Focused Brief Therapy today 16 -- 8 Philosophical underpinnings: constructivism 18 -- 9 Philosophical underpinnings: Wittgenstein, language, and social constructionism 19 -- 10 Assumptions in Solution Focused Brief Therapy 21 -- 11 Client-therapist relationship 23 -- 12 Evidence that Solution Focused Brief Therapy works 27 -- 13 How brief is brief? 29 -- 14 Summary: the structure of solution focused sessions 31 -- Part 2 Features of Solution Focused Interviewing 35 -- 15 Ideas about therapeutic conversation 37 -- 16 Choosing the next question 38 -- 17 Acknowledgement and possibility 40 -- 18 Compliments 43 -- 19 Deciding who to meet with 45 -- Part 3 Getting Started 47 -- 20 Problem-free talk 49 -- 21 Identifying resources 52 -- 22 Listening with a constructive ear: what the client can do, not what they cannot do 54 -- 23 Constructive histories 56 -- 24 Pre-meeting change 58 -- Part 4 Establishing a Contract 61 -- 25 Finding out the client's best hopes from the work 63 -- 26 'contract': a joint project 65 -- 27 Difference between outcome and process 67 -- 28 'Great Instead' 70 -- 29 When the client's hope is beyond the therapist's remit 72 -- 30 When the client has been sent 74 -- 31 Building a contract with young people 77 -- 32 When the client says 'don't know' 79 -- 33 When the client's hopes appear to be unrealistic 81 -- 34 What is there is a situation of risk? 84 -- 35 When the practitioner is a gatekeeper to a resource 86 -- 36 What if we fail to develop a joint project? 89 -- Part 5 Client's Preferred Future 91 -- 37 Preferred futures: the 'Tomorrow Question' 93 -- 38 Distant futures 95 -- 39 Qualities of well-described preferred futures: the client's perspective 96 -- 40 Qualities of well-described preferred futures: other person perspectives 98 -- 41 Broadening and detailing 100 -- Part 6 When Has it Already Happened? Instances of Success 103 -- 42 Exceptions 105 -- 43 Instances of the future already happening 107 -- 44 Lists 109 -- 45 No instances, no exceptions 112 -- Part 7 Measuring Progress: Using Scale Questions 113 -- 46 Scale questions: the evaluation of progress 115 -- 47 Designating the '0' on the scale 117 -- 48 Different scales 119 -- 49 Successes in the past 121 -- 50 What is good enough? 123 -- 51 Moving up the scale 124 -- 52 Signs or steps 125 -- 53 What if the client says they are at '0'? 127 -- 54 When the client's rating seems unrealistic 129 -- Part 8 Coping Questions: When Times are Tough 131 -- 55 Handling difficult situations, including bereavement 133 -- 56 Stopping things from getting worse 135 -- Part 9 Ending Sessions 137 -- 57 Thinking pause 139 -- 58 Acknowledgement and appreciation 141 -- 59 Making suggestions 143 -- 60 Making the next appointment 145 -- Part 10 Conducting Follow-Up Sessions 147 -- 61 What is better? 149 -- 62 Amplifying the progress made 150 -- 63 Strategy questions 153 -- 64 Identity questions 155 -- 65 When the client says things are the same 157 -- 66 When the client says things are worse 159 -- Part 11 Ending The Work 161 -- 67 Maintaining progress 163 -- 68 What if there is no progress? 165 -- Part 12 Assessment and Safeguarding 167 -- 69 Assessment 169 -- 70 Safeguarding 171 -- Part 13 Children, Families, Schools, and Groupwork 173 -- 71 Children 175 -- 72 Adolescents 177 -- 73 Family work 179 -- 74 Scales in family work 181 -- 75 Couples work 182 -- 76 In the school 185 -- 77 Schools: individual work 187 -- 78 Schools: the WOWW project 190 -- 79 Groupwork 192 -- Part 14 Work with Adults 195 -- 80 Homelessness 197 -- 81 Alzheiumer's 199 -- 82 Learning difficulties 201 -- 83 Substance misuse 203 -- 84 Mental health 205 -- 85 Trauma and abuse 207 -- Part 15 Supervision, Coaching, and Organizational Applications 211 -- 86 Supervision 213 -- 87 Team supervision 215 -- 88 Coaching 217 -- 89 Mentoring 219 -- 90 Team coaching 222 -- 91 Leadership 224 -- Part 16 Frequently Asked Questions 227 -- 92 Isn't it just a positive approach? 229 -- 93 Isn't it just papering over the cracks? 232 -- 94 It doesn't deal with emotions 234 -- 95 Isn't it just a strengths-based approach? 237 -- 96 What account does it take of culture? 239 -- 97 Isn't it just a form of problem-solving? 241 -- 98 It's a formulaic approach 243 -- 99 Can it be used with other approaches? 245 -- 100 Self-help SFBT 247.
Summary "Solution Focused Brief Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise and jargon-free guide to the thinking and practice of this exciting approach, enabling people to make changes in their lives quickly and effectively. It covers: - This history and background to solution focused practice - The philosophical underpinnings of the approach - Dealing with difficult situations - Specific applications to children, adolescents, families , and schools - Organisational applications including supervision, coaching and leadership. - Frequently asked questions This book is an invaluable resource for all therapists and counsellors, whether in training or practice. It will also be essential for any professional whose job it is to help people make changes in their lives, and will therefore be of interest to social workers, probation officers, psychiatric staff, doctors, and teachers, as well as those working in organisations as coaches and managers"--Provided by publisher.
Other author Ratner, Harvey.
George, Evan, 1951-
Iveson, Chris.
Subject Solution-focused brief therapy.
ISBN 9780415606127 (hardback)
9780415606134 (paperback)