The Art of Solution Focused TherapyThe Art of Solution Focused Therapy



Why this book? This book not only provides an overview of the Solution Focused therapy model, its basic tenets, and theories; it also presents intimate interviews with expert practitioners-all of whom use SFT in their own practice.

Author: Elliott Connie, MA, LPC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117384

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Page: 328

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What is Solution-Focused Therapy? Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) is a unique, goal-directed therapy aimed at helping clients regain autonomy by determining and achieving their own goals. Solution focused therapists encourage clients to focus on solutions, not problems, and help clients effectively plan how to reach their goals. Unlike other therapies, SFT holds an abiding belief in clients' abilities to know what is best for them, rather than have a therapist tell them. Why this book? This book not only provides an overview of the Solution Focused therapy model, its basic tenets, and theories; it also presents intimate interviews with expert practitioners-all of whom use SFT in their own practice. To this end, the book offers a wealth of insight into the theory and practice of SFT, to help practitioners decide whether SFT is right for them and their clients. These experts offer details of their apprehensions, goals, breakthroughs, and overall experiences with the therapy. The team of expert contributors includes Eve Lipchik, Yvonne Dolan, Alasdair Macdonald, Thorana Nelson, and many more. Questions the experts address include: How did you discover that SFT was the model that fit your clients' needs? What characteristics of this model drew you towards it? How has SFT impacted your personal life? What is it about SFT that makes it so effective? What are your favorite cases and how did they affect your work as a therapist?

More Than MiraclesMore Than Miracles



This book discusses the latest developments in the fields of family therapy, brief therapy, and psychotherapy training and practice.

Author: Steve de Shazer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136863806

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The latest developments in this groundbreaking therapy approach! More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is a ground breaking, intellectually provocative book, revealing new advances in the widely used, evidence based Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) approach. The final work of world renowned family therapists and original developers of SFBT, the late Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg (who passed away shortly before the book’s release) this definitive resource provides the most up-to-date information available on this eminently practical, internationally acclaimed approach. New revelations about the impact of language in therapeutic change are presented precisely and clearly, illustrated with real life case examples that give readers a “hands-on” view of the newest technical refinements in the SF approach. Challenging questions about the applications of SFBT to complex problems in “difficult” settings are given thoughtful, detailed answers. The book’s unique design allows the reader to “listen in” on the lively discussions that took place as the authors watched therapy sessions. The solution-focused brief therapy approach is based upon researchers observing thousands of hours of psychotherapy sessions and studying which questions and responses were most effective in helping people develop solutions to their problems. More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is the most up-to-date, comprehensive review of this approach. This book discusses the latest developments in the fields of family therapy, brief therapy, and psychotherapy training and practice. A succinct overview orients the reader to the current state of SFBT, and provides three real life case transcripts that vividly illustrate the practical applications of SFBT techniques. The seminar format of More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy allows readers to: sit in on surprising psychotherapy sessions eavesdrop on the authors’ commentary about the sessions get a comprehensive overview on the current state of SFBT review and understand the major tenets of SFBT learn specific interventions, including the miracle question and the reasons for asking it understand treatment applicability read actual session transcripts understand the “miracle scale” get insight into the unique relationship between Wittgenstein’s philosophy and SFBT better understand SFBT and emotions examine misconceptions about SFBT and more More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is illuminating reading for psychotherapists, counselors, human services personnel, health care workers, and teachers.

Mastering the Art of Solution Focused CounselingMastering the Art of Solution Focused Counseling



New chapters and sections in this edition address anxiety, eating disorders, migraine headache, psychosis, spiritual and religious problems, self-injurious behavior, and suicide.

Author: Jeffrey T. Guterman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119026433

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Page: 299

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The most current trends in solution-focused counseling are explored in the latest edition of this updated and expanded text. Dr. Guterman provides a comprehensive and straightforward discussion of solution-focused theory and describes how the model can be used throughout the therapeutic process. Clinical techniques and detailed case studies illustrate counseling with clients experiencing a range of problems, including depression, substance abuse, grief, morbid jealousy, and trichotillomania. New chapters and sections in this edition address anxiety, eating disorders, migraine headache, psychosis, spiritual and religious problems, self-injurious behavior, and suicide. Additional features include excerpts of dialogue from actual counseling sessions, sample forms and supplementary materials, and troubleshooting tips for getting unstuck in difficult cases. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Handbook of Solution Focused TherapyHandbook of Solution Focused Therapy



`On a scale of 0-10 I would give the Handbook of Solution Focused Therapy a nine - it met my best hopes in terms of an insight into the theory and mechanics of SFT, and gave me ideas for extending my current use of the therapy.

Author: Bill O'Connell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473914094

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Page: 200

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`On a scale of 0-10 I would give the Handbook of Solution Focused Therapy a nine - it met my best hopes in terms of an insight into the theory and mechanics of SFT, and gave me ideas for extending my current use of the therapy. I found it engaging, readable and well-presented, with useful reference lists within each chapter to guide further reading' - Solution News `This collection of fifteen chapters, each written by a different specialist in the SFT field, is a valuable contribution to the Solution-Focused therapist's bookshelf. A must-read for any informed SF therapy practitioner - Mark McKergow, The Solutions Focus `This book has 14 chapters on diverse applications of Solution-Focus, between introductory and closing chapters by Bill O'Connell. The book relates to work being done in the UK and in Ireland, excepting Alasdair MacDonald's piece on research in SFT, which is an up-to-date and welcome review of research findings world-wide. All the chapters are succinct and they convey a clear impression of the lightness and excitement of this approach, for service-users and therapists alike. The book is a good read for any therapist, professional helper or service manager' - Robert Cumming , Nurturing Potential Solution-Focused therapy is an increasingly popular approach, used by practitioners in a wide range of contexts and settings. Illustrating the breadth and depth of contemporary practice, the Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy brings together contributions from leading practitioners in fields such as social work, education and health care to show how solution-focused techniques can be effective in many different situations. Beginning with an introduction to the origins and theory of the approach, the book examines different areas of practice, explaining how and why the solution-focused approach is applicable and highlighting the issues specific to each context. Each chapter features a case-example, which demonstrates the practical advantages and difficulties, involved in using the solution-focused approach. The Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy is an ideal text for training courses in solution-focused therapy and a source of new ideas for practitioners trained in other approaches who want to integrate solution-focused techniques with their existing practice. Bill O'Connell is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling at University of Birmingham and author of Solution-Focused Therapy (SAGE 1998) and Solution-Focused Stress Counselling (Continuum 2001). Professor Stephen Palmer is Director of the Centre for Stress Management and the Centre for Coaching, London. He has written and edited over 25 books.

Tools for Effective Therapy with Children and FamiliesTools for Effective Therapy with Children and Families



An integration of solution-focused brief therapy and play therapy, this groundbreaking book is uniquely suited to clinicians working with school-aged children and their parents.

Author: Pamela K. King

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317296836

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Page: 156

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Tools for Effective Therapy with Children and Families provides mental health professionals with step-by-step tools and strategies for effective therapeutic outcomes with children and their families. An integration of solution-focused brief therapy and play therapy, this groundbreaking book is uniquely suited to clinicians working with school-aged children and their parents. Tools for Effective Therapy with Children and Families uses clearly articulated and creative play activities to elicit conversations about solutions, successes, and collaborative goals with clients. Session transcripts and technique illustrations throughout the chapters allow clinicians to see the solution-focused approach in action.

Theory of Solution Focused PracticeTheory of Solution Focused Practice



This book is the result of a collaboration between a number of authors working as a European Brief Therapy Association (EBTA) task-group. This is the 2020 state of the art version of understanding and learning Solution-Focused Practice.

Author: Peter Sundman

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783751976749

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Page: 124

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This book is the result of a collaboration between a number of authors working as a European Brief Therapy Association (EBTA) task-group. This is the 2020 state of the art version of understanding and learning Solution-Focused Practice. It is applicable to various fields of practice, such as therapy, coaching, supervision, social change, educational work, leadership, and other contexts where a detailed understanding of how to manage and promote change in social systems and communities is of intended. The book presents a coherent theory of solution-focused practice for those who want to understand the rationale, together with a comprehensive description of solution-focused practice that can be used in daily practice or training and for developmental purposes. Theory here is defined as a process theory describing how the solution-focused practice is done, together with explanations of how and why the change process is initiated. This book is also a statement of what solution-focused practice is and what are the sound reasons to use it.

Solution Focused Therapy with ChildrenSolution Focused Therapy with Children



This practice-oriented book demonstrates an innovative, effective, brief therapy approach for time-sensitive assessment and intervention with children and families.

Author: Matthew D. Selekman

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1572307900

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Page: 232

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This practice-oriented book demonstrates an innovative, effective, brief therapy approach for time-sensitive assessment and intervention with children and families. With trademark creativity, flexibility, and humor, Matthew Selekman combines the best elements of a range of current approaches with family play and art therapy techniques, to create a comprehensive solution-focused model. Illustrated by numerous case examples and session transcripts, and supported by empirical research, Solution-Focused Therapy with Children helps frontline clinicians--regardless of level of experience--master the skills they need to bring about rapid, lasting change.
A book for everyone, including; therapists, social workers, psychologists and allied health professionals.This exciting new book by Stephanie Johnson promises to be a breath of fresh air in the brief family therapy arena. Solution focused counselling....Keeping it Real, discusses the philosophy of solution focused framework with step by step examples of the techniques and principles of solution focused. This is a great book for those who are interested in using solution focus in their work and want to know more. It gives a concise guide to the steps in solution focused by using case studies, examples, interventions and clearly demonstrates a brilliant first session outline. For those who want a ¿one-stop¿ shop of the techniques of solution focused discussed in a clear and practical way, this book is for you!www.solutionfocusedcounselling.com

Solution Building in Couples TherapySolution Building in Couples Therapy



"This brief volume presents the basic premises of solution building, liberally enriched with examples.

Author: Elliott Connie, MA, LPC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826109606

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Page: 136

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"This brief volume presents the basic premises of solution building, liberally enriched with examples. This is a remarkable book, the first of its kind, radical in its message, written about couples but also suitable for all manner of referrals."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries ìElliott Connie has written a remarkable book. Read it and you will be taken on a journey. If you are new to the world of solution focused brief therapy, beware! This book could capture your heartÖAs Elliott says from the very beginning, solution focused brief therapy is simple, so simple it is really hard to learn. And from this book, if you set out to do so, you could teach yourself how to become a competent solution focused brief therapist. It is all here, laid out clearly, packed with examples from the real world of therapy, repeated and repeated like onion skins, each repetition releasing its own flavour, a variation on a theme, a new understanding of something already known.î Chris Iveson, MA BRIEF London, UK Working with couples presents psychotherapists and counselors with a unique set of challenges, such that many therapists prefer not to work with couples or attempt to avoid it entirely. In the first book written about solution focused therapy (SFT) with couples, author Elliott Connie describes how his use of SFT made working with couples a pleasure rather than a burden. The solution focused approach is one that facilitates cooperation between partners in the creation of an agreed-upon future, rather than merely focusing on the problems that have come to define the relationship. Beginning with a clear explanation of the assumptions and tenets required for the practice of SFT, this book presents a step-by-step breakdown of exactly how to conduct solution building sessions with couples. Each chapter focuses on a different part of the therapeutic process and includes sample dialogues, techniques, and vignettes drawn from the authorís own extensive practice. Readers will feel as though they themselves are going through the therapeutic process with the couples and observing the impact of each step of the process. Numerous exercises and common solution focused questions help readers integrate this new material into their repertoire for immediate use. Key Features: Provides a unique view of couples therapy in action using the solution focused approach Includes actual questions to ask clients, sample dialogues, and sample homework assignments Features examples drawn from actual cases, illustrating techniques used in practice with real couples Presents scales to measure progress and supporting research for the application of solution-focused therapy to couples counseling

Handbook of Solution Focused Brief TherapyHandbook of Solution Focused Brief Therapy



Therapy is an improvisatory art that is improved by craft . Presence is crafted by
engagement in specific practices for the purpose of learning from and working
with the values , attitudes , and philosophy of solution - focused therapy .
Reverence ...

Author: Scott D. Miller

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015058283170

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Page: 370

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This definitive guide for succeeding in an era of managed care offers mental health practitioners the tools for applying solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) techniques.

Solution Focused TherapySolution Focused Therapy



Corcoran, J.A. and Pillai, V. (2007) 'A review of the research on solutionfocused
therapy', British Journal of Social Work, 10: 1–9. Crosby, P.B. (1981) The Art of
Getting Your Own Sweet Way (2nd edn). New York: McGraw-Hill. Cruz, J. and ...

Author: Alasdair Macdonald

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857028891

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Page: 243

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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, and 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.

Keys to Solution in Brief TherapyKeys to Solution in Brief Therapy



This book describes a general view of solutions and how they work and of related specific procedures that have been developed during 15 years of doing and studying brief therapy.

Author: Steve De Shazer

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393700046

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Page: 188

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This book describes a general view of solutions and how they work and of related specific procedures that have been developed during 15 years of doing and studying brief therapy.

Healing the Whole PersonHealing the Whole Person



"A guide to state-of-the-art thinking and practices in brief, short-term psychotherapy, Healing the Whole Person is a resource for all mental health professionals."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Robert B. McNeilly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471382744

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Page: 190

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"A guide to state-of-the-art thinking and practices in brief, short-term psychotherapy, Healing the Whole Person is a resource for all mental health professionals."--BOOK JACKET.

Time Limited Art PsychotherapyTime Limited Art Psychotherapy



The book brings together the developments in theory and practice in time-limited working strategies emerging in the field.

Author: Rose Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317536079

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Page: 228

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Time-limited Art Psychotherapy: Developments in Theory and Practice comes at a watershed in the provision of art psychotherapy in public services. The increase in 'payment by results', clinical throughput and evidence-based practice, as well as the changing NHS context means there is an increasing need to provide effective therapeutic treatments within brief time limits where appropriate. The book brings together the developments in theory and practice in time-limited working strategies emerging in the field. The contributors, all practising therapists, examine the practice of time-limited art therapy with different clients in a range of settings, with a variety of approaches, showing how they react and adapt to the changing face of mental health services. Time-limited Art Psychotherapy will be essential reading to trainers and trainees in art psychotherapy and other schools of psychotherapy who integrate creative approaches within their practice. It will also form a useful contribution to the continuing professional development for a range of psychological therapists and practitioners of integrated psychotherapies such as CAT and mentalisation based therapies amongst others.

The Solution Focused Marriage 5 Simple Habits That Will Bring Out the Best in Your RelationshipThe Solution Focused Marriage 5 Simple Habits That Will Bring Out the Best in Your Relationship



He is also the founder and owner of the Solution Focused Training Institute and
The Uptown Counseling and Family Therapy ... He was also the co-editor of the
book entitled The Art of Solution Focused Therapy and his second book entitled ...

Author: Elliott Connie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780578126999

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Page: 94

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Whether a couple is simply in a rut or on the verge of divorce, there are five habits that can turn things around and bring out the absolute best in any relationship. Drawn from years of working with thousands of couples, Elliott Connie explains how these five habits, can transform a relationship in the most amzing ways. Using stories and exercises, Elliott demonstrates how to successfully implement the habits into one's own relationship and experience positive benefits immediately. Elliott Connie is a solution focused therapist with a private practice based in Keller, Texas. Elliott has traveled throughout the United States and Europe, including the UK, Sweden, and Canada, training psychotherapists to work more effectively with couples, and helping couples to build more satisfying relationships. To learn more about Elliott, visit www.elliottspeaks.com.

Counseling Theories and Techniques for Rehabilitation and Mental Health Professionals Second EditionCounseling Theories and Techniques for Rehabilitation and Mental Health Professionals Second Edition



More than miracles: The state of the art of solution-focused brief therapy. London,
UK: Routledge. Gingerich, W.J., & Eisengart, S. (2000). Solution focused brief
therapy: A review of the outcome research. Family Process, 39,477–498.

Author: Fong Chan, PhD, CRC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826198686

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Page: 512

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The only text about counseling theories and techniques developed specifically for upper-level rehabilitation counseling students and practitioners, this book is now fully updated with a focus on evidence-based practice. It reflects the great strides made in incorporating research-based knowledge into counseling/therapy interventions since the first edition’s publication nearly 10 years ago. The book disseminates the expertise of many of the most esteemed leaders and academic scholars in rehabilitation counseling. These authors emphasize state-of-the-art scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of various counseling approaches and techniques for people with and without disabilities.

Miracle Solution and SystemMiracle Solution and System



The author combines the two and sets out a radical yet gentle form of practice. The pioneering work of the author and her partner Matthias Varga von Kibed is highly influential in Europe and appears here in English for the first time.

Author: Insa Sparrer

Publisher: Solutions Books

ISBN: 0954974956

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Page: 359

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Solution-focused systemic structural constellations for therapy and organisational change. Constellation work is an effective way of externalising and working with problems in family and organisational life. Solution focused practice is the art of building solutions as simply as possible. The author combines the two and sets out a radical yet gentle form of practice. The pioneering work of the author and her partner Matthias Varga von Kibed is highly influential in Europe and appears here in English for the first time.

The Blackwell Companion to Social WorkThe Blackwell Companion to Social Work



de Shazer, S. and Dolan, Y. (2007) More than Miracles: The State of the Art of
SolutionFocused Brief Therapy. Birmingham, NY: Haworth Press. Macdonald, A. (
2011) Solution-Focused Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 2nd edn.

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118451779

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Page: 544

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Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped the companion’s leading reputation have been updated and now include innovative standalone essays on social work theory. Comprehensively reworked new edition comprising six substantive sections covering essential topics for trainee social workers – in effect, six books in one Includes an extensive introduction and chapters by leading experts on the focus and purpose of social work Provides a unified textbook for trainees and an invaluable professional reference volume Features a wealth of new material on theory and practice alongside detailed expositions of the social and psychological framework, stages in the human life cycle, and the objectives and core components of social work Each chapter lists five key points to remember, questions for discussion, and recommendations for further reading

Solution Focused Brief TherapySolution Focused Brief Therapy



Without them and their acceptance of change, solution-focused therapy could not
have been implemented to the ... They have perfected the art of remaining
skeptical enough to ensure that new ideas are sound, while embracing
innovation.

Author: Teri Pichot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317788423

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Page: 266

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Re-energize your practice! Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Its Effective Use in Agency Settings chronicles the lessons learned when a substance abuse counseling program switches its theoretical orientation from problem-focused to solution-focused. The book details the technical aspects of the changeover (theory, techniques, interventions, politics, and team design) as well as the personal struggles the team endured and the successes they enjoyed. It demonstrates how solution-focused therapy can be applied to both clinical and administrative work while addressing questions and concerns, providing general information and help in understanding the subtleties and idiosyncrasies of the treatment. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is a practical, step-by-step guide to individual and group solution-focused therapy, presenting a new and effective method of working with clients that re-energizes therapists and benefits administrators and clinical supervisors. The book provides clear descriptions of basic interventions and philosophy, highlights points of contrast with more traditional approaches, examines the principles behind the “Miracle Question,” and demonstrates how to integrate relapse prevention, help clients maintain therapeutic gains, and communicate effectively with colleagues who represent different philosophies. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy provides a thorough understanding of solution-focused therapy through the use of: case studies interviews with therapists sample forms tables and much more! Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Its Effective Use in Agency Settings is ideal for professionals interested in implementing solution-focused therapy into individual, group, or agency settings, including child protection agencies, community mental health clinics, private practices, sexual abuse programs, substance abuse treatment, family based services, and academics working in substance abuse counseling, social work, psychology, and general counseling.

Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and AdolescentsCounseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents



The renowned expertise of this book's contributors and with the accessible, illustrative, format make Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents the resource of choice for students and professionals in both individual and ...

Author: H. Thompson Prout

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118772683

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Page: 432

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A comprehensive, theory-based approach to working with young clients in both school and clinical settings Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents, Fifth Edition provides mental health professionals and students with state-of-the-art theory and practical guidance for major contemporary psychotherapeutic schools of thought. Children and adolescents are not just small adults; they have their own needs, requirements, and desires, on top of the issues presented by still-developing brains and limited life perspective. Providing care for young clients requires a deep understanding of the interventions and approaches that work alongside growing brains, and the practical skill to change course to align with evolving personalities. The thoroughly revised fifth edition is a comprehensive reference, complete with expert insight. Organized around theory, this book covers both clinical and school settings in the fields of psychology, counseling, and social work. Coverage of the latest thinking and practice includes Cognitive Behavioral, Rational-Emotive, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused, Family Systems, and Play Therapy, providing a complete resource for any mental health expert who works with young people. Understand the major approaches to counseling and psychotherapeutic interventions Discover the ethical and legal implications of working with children and adolescents Learn how to employ culturally responsive counseling with younger clients Examine interventions for children and adolescents with disabilities and health care needs This updated edition includes a stronger emphasis on the clinical application of theory to specific disorders of childhood and adolescence, and new coverage of the legal and ethical issues related to social media. Chapters include a case studies and online resources that make it ideal for classroom use, and new chapters on Solution-Focused Therapy and Play Therapy enhance usefulness to practicing therapists. Expert guidance covers techniques for working with individuals, groups, and parents, and explores the efficacy of the theories under discussion.