The topic of trauma has been covered in many books, and there are many publications covering the use of SFBT in different settings and with varied client populations. However, the convergence of these topics has, to date, been covered only minutely. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma is a comprehensive overview of how Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) can be used as a treatment approach for working with clients managing various forms of trauma. It includes an overview of SFBT's basic tenets, a description of the current research supporting SFBT as an evidence-based practice, and a comparison of how SFBT clinicians may approach trauma cases differently than clinicians from other therapeutic approaches. The bulk of the text uniquely includes chapters contributed by skilled SFBT clinicians, with differing clinical expertise, sharing their knowledge and describing their strength-based, resiliency focus of applying SFBT in different traumatic circumstances. Practitioners and even Master's/doctoral students will find this text invaluable in learning how to best help traumatized clients develop a positive future and move toward healing and health.
"Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma is a tour de force . . . The chapters, covering everything from warfare to domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse to drug addiction and so much more, are packed with rigorous research from within and well beyond the Solution-Focused field. Microanalysis and neuroscience provide convincing evidence of the processes by which Solution-Focused conversations are able to create new pathways into a client's future; research on hope and resilience buttress the clinical focus on strengths and possibility while the whole book is located within the wider ambit of trauma theories and research."
--Chris Iveson, BSc, Co-founder, BRIEF
About the Authors:
Adam Froerer, PhD, MEd, is Master of Family Therapy Associate Program Director and Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at Mercer University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs, DEd, MEd, is Director of the Solution Focused Institute of South Africa. Johnny Kim, PhD, MSW, is Associate Professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Elliott Connie, PhD, MSc, is Founder and President of The Solution Focused University.