chapter  19
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Solution Focused therapy

WithSukanya Wignaraja

This chapter shows how Solution Focused (SF) therapy is used in a variety of settings, from individual to group work, and across different demographics (adults, children, families, refugees and torture survivors). The creativity and innovativeness of SF therapy is showcased and highlighted. Pamela King illustrates the methods and techniques used in SF Play Therapy, which emphasize the preferred future rather than attempting to interpret a child’s behaviour. Through case transcripts, King demonstrates how different playful and future-focused tools can be used for talking and listening to children. She also provides examples of specific play activities which facilitate solution building with children. King provides guidance and practical examples on how to use Future Play, the SF play therapy she developed for working with children and families.