Tales of Solutions: A Collection of Hope-Inspiring Stories

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Clients and solution-focused therapists often accomplish remarkable results under seemingly hopeless economic/political/social conditions. In this book mental health and social service professionals worldwide reveal how small actions can yield big changes in people's lives.
Commentary by the authors elucidating the most recent advances in and answers to FAQs about solution-focused therapy make this a treasury ...

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Overview

Clients and solution-focused therapists often accomplish remarkable results under seemingly hopeless economic/political/social conditions. In this book mental health and social service professionals worldwide reveal how small actions can yield big changes in people's lives.
Commentary by the authors elucidating the most recent advances in and answers to FAQs about solution-focused therapy make this a treasury of valuable information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393703207
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Professional Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,083,259
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Insoo Kim Berg, MSW, codeveloped Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and is Director of the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her most recent books are Children’s Solution Work (with Therese Steiner) and Interviewing for Solutions (with Peter de Jonge).

Yvonne M. Dolan, M.A., a psychotherapist and consultant with a private practice in Denver, conducts training in the use of Ericksonian hypnosis and solution-focused therapy for treatment of sexual abuse throughout the United States. She is the author of A Path With a Heart: Ericksonian Utilization With Resistant and Chronic Clients.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Spinning Straw into Gold
Ch. 1 The Pragmatics of Hope and Respect: An Overview of the Solution-Focused Approach 1
Ch. 2 What Dreams May Come: Stories of Miracles and Solution Building 27
Ch. 3 Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff: Finding Exceptions 45
Ch. 4 Mapping the Territory: Stories about Scaling 69
Ch. 5 "Wow! How Did You Do That?": Stories about Compliments as Interventions 79
Ch. 6 The Not-Knowing Posture: Stories About "Leading From Behind" 95
Ch. 7 "Do Something Different": Inviting Clients to Discover Unique Solutions 120
Ch. 8 Even a Little Bit: Stories about Small Changes 131
Ch. 9 Kid's Stuff: Stories about SFBT with Children 144
Ch. 10 Going Slowly on the Right Track 160
Conclusion 174
References 176
List of Contributors 177
Index 179
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