Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy : A Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 156 x 238 x 32mm | 1,360.77g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195385721
  • 9780195385724
  • 602,473

Table of contents

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
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Franklin et al offer a comprehensive text which sets out to demonstrate the relevance of SFBT and its ability to hold strong in a climate motivated by evidence based practice. It features chapters from numerous experts in the field, many of whom were involved with the development of the solution-focussed approach ... It would be a recommended text for any clinician with an interest in SFBT and its evidence-base and particularly for those designing and conducting
research into SFBT. * The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, March 2013 *
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About Cynthia Franklin

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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