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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice
Franklin, Cynthia, , Terry S. Trepper, Eric E. McCollum, and Wallace J. Gingerich (Eds)
Oxford University Press / Hardcover / 2011-11-01 / 0195385721
Collaborative Therapies
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Therapy is frequently miscast as requiring an enormous amount of time and financial commitment, but helpful, goal-oriented therapy can produce positive results after only a few sessions. Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) has been gaining momentum as a powerful therapeutic approach since its inception in the 1980s. By focusing on solutions instead of problems, it asks clients to set concrete goals and to draw upon strengths in their lives that can help bring about the desired change for a preferred future.

Addressing both researchers and practitioners, a distinguished cast of international, interdisciplinary contributors review the current state of research on SFBT interventions and illustrate its applications--both proven and promising--with a diverse variety of populations, including domestic violence offenders, troubled and runaway youth, students, adults with substance abuse problems, and clients with schizophrenia. This expansive text also includes a treatment manual, strengths-based and fidelity measures, and detailed descriptions on how to best apply SFBT to underscore the strengths, skills, and resources that clients may unknowingly possess.

With its rich assortment of resources, this handbook is the definitive guide to SFBT for scholars and mental health practitioners alike.

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Section I: Origins and Treatment Manual for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

1. The Evolution of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Eve Lipchik, James Derks, Marilyn LaCourt, and Elam Nunnally

2. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Treatment Manual
Terry S. Trepper, Eric E. McCollum, Peter De Jong, Harry Korman, Wallace J. Gingerich, and Cynthia Franklin

Section II: Measuring Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practice

3. The Development of a Solution-Focused Fidelity Instrument: A Pilot Study
Peter Lehmann and Joy D. Patton

4. A Review of Solution-Focused, Standardized Outcome Measures and Other Strengths-Oriented Outcome Measures
Sara A. Smock

5. Incorporating Outcome and Session Rating Scales in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
J. Arthur Gillaspy, Jr. and John J. Murphy

Section III: Reviews of the Research

6. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Outcome Research
Wallace J. Gingerich, Johnny S. Kim, Geert J. J. M. Stams, and Alasdair J. Macdonald

7. A Systematic Review of Single-Case Design Studies on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Johnny S. Kim

8. Review of Outcomes With Children and Adolescents With Externalizing Behavior Problems
Jacqueline Corcoran

9. What Works in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Review of Change Process Research
Jay McKeel

10. Connecting the Lab to the Therapy Room: Microanalysis, Co-construction, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Janet Beavin Bavelas

Section IV: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Effectiveness With Clinical Populations

11. Solution-Focused Model With Court Mandated, Domestic Violence Offenders
Mo Yee Lee, Adriana Uken, and John Sebold

12. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in the Conjoint Couples Treatment of Intimate Partner Violence
Eric E. McCollum, Sandra M. Stith, and Cynthia J. Thomsen

13. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Medication Adherence With Schizophrenic Patients
Plamen A. Panayotov, Boyan E. Strahilov, and Aneta Y. Anichkina

14. Signs of Safety and the Child Protection Movement
John Wheeler and Viv Hogg

15. Solution-Focused Family Therapy for Troubled and Runaway Youths
Sanna J. Thompson and Katherine Sanchez

16. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in School Settings
Cynthia Franklin, Johnny S. Kim, and Kaitlin Stewart Brigman

17. Taking Charge: A Solution-Focused Intervention for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents
Mary Beth Harris and Cynthia Franklin

18. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Alcohol Treatment
Stephan Hendrick, Luc Isebaert, and Yvonne Dolan

Section V: Research on Innovative Practice Programs

19. From Solution to Description: Practice and Research in Tandem
Guy Shennan and Chris Iveson

20. Outcomes of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for Adolescents in Foster Care and Health Care Institutions
Rytis Pakrosnis and Viktorija Cepukiene

21. Solution-Focused Approaches in Management
Mark McKergow

22. Solution-Focused Life Coaching
Suzy Green

23. Making Classrooms More Solution-Focused for Teachers and Students: The WOWW Teacher Coaching Intervention
Michael S. Kelly, Michele Liscio, Robin Bluestone-Miller, and Lee Shilts

24. Research and Development of a Solution-Focused High School
Cynthia Franklin, Katherine L. Montgomery, Victoria Baldwin, and Linda Webb

25. Applying a Solution-Focused Approach to Health Interviews in Japan
Norio Mishima

Epilogue: The Future of Research in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Terry S. Trepper and Cynthia Franklin

About the Editors:

Cynthia Franklin, PhD, is the Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professor in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin.

Terry S. Trepper, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Purdue University Calumet.

Eric E. McCollum, PhD, is Professor and Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Virginia Tech.

Wallace J. Gingerich, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at Case Western Reserve University.

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