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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy : Its Effective Use in Agency Settings / Edition 1

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy : Its Effective Use in Agency Settings / Edition 1

by Teri Pichot, Yvonne M Dolan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789015549
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Series: Haworth Marriage and the Family Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 971,924
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Why Change an Entire Agency’s Focus to Solution-Focused Therapy?
  • What to Expect from This Book
  • Chapter 1. The Solution-Focused Basics
  • Solution-Focused Therapy Basics
  • The Miracle Question
  • Exception Questions
  • A Brief History of Scaling
  • Scaling Questions
  • Difference Questions
  • Relationship Questions
  • Compliments As Interventions
  • The Rewards of Becoming Solution Focused
  • Summary
  • Chapter 2. Individual Session Road Map
  • Chips on Their Shoulders
  • Individual Session Map
  • Summary
  • Chapter 3. Solution-Focused Groups
  • The Effects of Clients’ Past Problem-Oriented Group Experiences
  • Group Session Map
  • The Importance of Cotherapy in Groups
  • Summary
  • Chapter 4. Many Miracles: Adaptations and Applications of the Miracle Question
  • Beware of the Perils of Problem Solving
  • Principles Behind the Miracle Question
  • Applying the Miracle Question Elements
  • Summary
  • Chapter 5. Sustaining the Miracle
  • Changing the Focus
  • Emergency Roadside Repair Kit
  • Relapse Prevention with Reluctant Clients
  • When to Use the Emergency Roadside Repair Kit
  • Summary
  • Chapter 6. "This Is Stupid, I Don’t Need This, and I Don’t Want to Be Here": Working with Adolescents
  • The Paradoxical Population
  • Challenging Our Old Assumptions About Adolescents
  • Limit Setting and the Solution-Focused Approach
  • Relational Questions with Adolescents
  • Relational Questions As a Way to Work with Families
  • Scaling and Therapeutic Analogies to Kindle Hope
  • Working with Younger Children
  • Summary
  • Chapter 7. The Art of Speaking "French": Interagency Diplomacy
  • Working with Other Professionals
  • Solution-Focused Case Management
  • Identifying Evidence of a Client’s Potential for Success
  • Solution-Focused Treatment Plans
  • Termination
  • How Client Charts Can be Helpful to Solution-Focused Therapists
  • Viewing Governing Agencies As Clients
  • Summary
  • Chapter 8. Solution-Focused Supervision: Leading from One Step Behind
  • Why Do Solution-Focused Supervision?
  • Adapting Solution-Focused Skills to a Supervisory Context
  • The Practical Structure of Solution-Focused Supervision
  • Principles for Initiating Solution-Focused Supervision in an Established Agency
  • Getting Staff to Stay
  • Summary
  • Chapter 9. Maintaining the Team’s Miracle: Observations from Our Solution-Focused Team
  • The Impact of Our Supervision
  • Team Norms
  • Maintaining the Team Miracle
  • Summary
  • Chapter 10. Case Examples of Clients Who Changed Their Lives and Our Way of Working
  • A Case of Quiet Rebellion
  • Jim
  • Tracy
  • Julie
  • Connie
  • Kerry
  • Elaine
  • Summary
  • Epilogue: The Parable of the Nomads
  • Appendix. Reflections from Our Solution-Focused Treatment Team
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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