chapter  8
12 Pages

Additional Applications and Practice Issues

Throughout the previous chapters we have explained in detail the basics about both substance abuse treatment and solution-focused brief therapy, more advanced considerations of the approach, how to conduct thorough and credible evaluations that are consistent with solution-focused brief therapy, and how to use the approach in both individual and group settings. In this final clinical chapter we will address additional applications and practice issues that come into play when using solution-focused brief therapy in the field of substance abuse treatment, such as how to address traditional substance abuse treatment elements, working with adolescents, co-occurring disorders, and cultural considerations.