ABSTRACT

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, which enables people to make changes in their lives quickly and effectively. It covers:

  • The history and background to solution focused practice
  • The philosophical underpinnings of the approach
  • Techniques and practices
  • Specific applications to work with children and adolescents, (including school-based work) families, and adults
  • How to deal with difficult situations
  • 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.

part |2 pages

Part 1 BACKGROUND

chapter 1|3 pages

What is Solution Focused Brief Therapy?

chapter 7|2 pages

Solution Focused Brief Therapy today

chapter 11|4 pages

The client–therapist relationship

chapter 13|2 pages

How brief is brief'?

part |2 pages

Part 2 FEATURES OF SOLUTION FOCUSED INTERVIEWING

chapter 15|1 pages

Ideas about therapeutic conversation

chapter 16|2 pages

Choosing the next question

chapter 17|3 pages

Acknowledgement and possibility

chapter 18|2 pages

Compliments

chapter 19|2 pages

Deciding who to meet with

part |2 pages

Part 3 GETTING STARTED

chapter 20|3 pages

Problem-free talk

chapter 21|2 pages

Identifying resources

chapter 23|2 pages

Constructive histories

chapter 24|3 pages

Pre-meeting change

part |2 pages

Part 4 ESTABLISHING A CONTRACT

chapter 26|2 pages

The ‘contract’: a joint project

chapter 27|3 pages

The difference between outcome and process

chapter 28|2 pages

The ‘Great Instead’

chapter 30|3 pages

When the client has been sent

chapter 31|2 pages

Building a contract with young people

chapter 32|2 pages

When the client says ‘don’t know’

chapter 34|2 pages

What if there is a situation of risk?

part |2 pages

Part 5 THE CLIENT’S PREFERRED FUTURE

part |2 pages

Part 6 WHEN HAS IT ALREADY HAPPENED? INSTANCES OF SUCCESS

chapter 42|2 pages

Exceptions

chapter 43|2 pages

Instances of the future already happening

chapter 44|3 pages

Lists

chapter 45|1 pages

No instances, no exceptions

part |2 pages

Part 7 MEASURING PROGRESS: USING SCALE QUESTIONS

chapter 47|2 pages

Designating the ‘0’ on the scale

chapter 48|2 pages

Different scales

chapter 49|2 pages

Successes in the past

chapter 50|1 pages

What is good enough?

chapter 51|1 pages

Moving up the scale

chapter 52|2 pages

Signs or steps

part |2 pages

Part 8 COPING QUESTIONS: WHEN TIMES ARE TOUGH

part |2 pages

Part 9 ENDING SESSIONS

chapter 57|2 pages

Thinking pause

chapter 58|2 pages

Acknowledgement and appreciation

chapter 59|2 pages

Making suggestions

chapter 60|2 pages

Making the next appointment

part |2 pages

Part 10 CONDUCTING FOLLOW-UP SESSIONS

chapter 61|1 pages

What is better?

chapter 62|3 pages

Amplifying the progress made

chapter 63|2 pages

Strategy questions

chapter 64|2 pages

Identity questions

chapter 65|2 pages

When the client says things are the same

chapter 66|2 pages

When the client says things are worse

part |2 pages

Part 11 ENDING THE WORK

chapter 67|2 pages

Maintaining progress

chapter 68|2 pages

What if there is no progress?

part |2 pages

Part 12 ASSESSMENT AND SAFEGUARDING

chapter 69|2 pages

Assessment

chapter 70|2 pages

Safeguarding

part |2 pages

Part 13 CHILDREN, FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND GROUPWORK

chapter 71|2 pages

Children

chapter 72|2 pages

Adolescents

chapter 73|2 pages

Family work

chapter 74|1 pages

Scales in family work

chapter 75|3 pages

Couples work

chapter 76|2 pages

In the school

chapter 77|3 pages

Schools: individual work

chapter 78|2 pages

Schools: the WOWW project

chapter 79|3 pages

Groupwork

part |2 pages

Part 14 WORK WITH ADULTS

chapter 80|2 pages

Homelessness

chapter 81|2 pages

Alzheimer’s

chapter 82|2 pages

Learning diffi culties

chapter 83|2 pages

Substance misuse

chapter 84|2 pages

Mental health

chapter 85|4 pages

Trauma and abuse

part |2 pages

Part 15 SUPERVISION, COACHING, AND ORGANIZATIONAL APPLICATIONS

chapter 86|2 pages

Supervision

chapter 87|2 pages

Team supervision

chapter 88|2 pages

Coaching

chapter 89|3 pages

Mentoring

chapter 90|2 pages

Team coaching 224

chapter 91|3 pages

Leadership

part |2 pages

Part 16 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

chapter 92|3 pages

Isn’t it just a positive approach?

chapter 93|2 pages

Isn’t it just papering over the cracks?

chapter 94|3 pages

It doesn’t deal with emotions

chapter 96|2 pages

What account does it take of culture?

chapter 97|2 pages

Isn’t it just a form of problem-solving?

chapter 98|2 pages

It’s a formulaic approach

chapter 99|2 pages

Can it be used with other approaches?

chapter 100|2 pages

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