Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Tools of Solution-Focused Brief Practice
Assumptions and Concepts
Chapter 3. Mary, the "Borderline"
Case Study: "I'm a Borderline, You Know"
What Do You Want to Be Different?
A New Beginning
Chapter 4. "I Have More of a Sound Mind Now"
Appreciating the Ordinary
I'd Be More Normal
I Wouldn't Need to Ever Go to a Hospital Again
Course of Treatment
"I Have More of a Sound Mind Now"
It's Not a Problem; It's a Solution
Conversations That Make a Difference: Nadine
A Difference That Makes a Difference: Stephen
Chapter 5. "Agoraphobia" and "Me" Are Not Synonymous
Deconstruction and Reconstruction
Case Study: David
It Would Mean I Have Confidence in My Future
I've Been Up to a Seven Before
Emotions in Therapy
I'm Ready for Things to Happen
It Doesn't Have to Be the Central Part of My Life
I've Never Had a Chance to Talk Myself into Anything Worse
Chapter 6. Rethinking the Medical Model
A Different Language Game
What Does the Patient Say?
Chapter 7. "Psychiatry Should Be a Parenthesis in People's Lives"
Chapter 8. Metasystemic Considerations of SFBP: Using the Ideas to Implement Solution-Focused Practices in Agencies and Hospitals
Fairview Psychiatric Hospital
Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment
University of Colorado Hospital
Chapter 9. Philosophies That Inform SFBP: Poststructuralism, Social Constructionism, and Language Games