Recognizing that clients are unique and resourceful creators of their own realities, this hands-on guide promotes skills that help clinicians meet the demands of the current health care environment. Expert therapists demonstrate how they help clients achieve desired goals, using actual case examples that provide readers with a vivid sense of just what these noted authorities do and why they do it.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Competency-Based Future-Oriented Therapy, Hoyt
2. On the Importance of Keeping It Simple and Taking the Patient Seriously: A Conversation with Steve de Shazer and John Weakland, Hoyt
3. Solution Talk: The Solution-Oriented Way of Talking about Problems, Furman and Ahola
4. Narrative Intentions, Combs and Freedman
5. Some Questions (Not Answers) for the Brief Treatment of People with Drug and Alcohol Problems, Miller
6. "On Track" in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Walter and Peller
7. Basic Elements in the Brief Therapies, Fisch
8. Single-Session Solutions, Hoyt
9. Coauthoring a Love Story: Solution-Oriented Marital Therapy, O'Hanlon and Hudson
10. Entering One Another's Worlds of Meaning and Imagination: Dramatic Enactment and Narrative Couple Therapy, Roth and Chasin
11. Staying Simple, Staying Focused: Time-Effective Consultations with Children and Families, Friedman
12. Solving the Unknown Problem, Greenleaf
13. Solution-Focused Therapy with a Case of Severe Abuse, Dolan
14. Tales of the Body Thief: Externalizing and Deconstructing Eating Problems, Zimmerman and Dickerson
"A rich, and recommended, read."
-Journal of Family Psychotherapy
"Will give the reader clear insight into the solution-oriented model."
-The Journal of Family Practice
"Packed with interesting, exciting material which will help you immediately begin to move your clients in more constructive ways."
-Simon H. Budman, PhD
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