Solution-Focused Interviewing: Applying Positive Psychology, A Manual for Practitioners

Solution-Focused Interviewing: Applying Positive Psychology, A Manual for Practitioners

by Ronald E. Warner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442647381
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Ronald E. Warner is a practicing psychologist, a professor emeritus at Ryerson University, and the director of the Solution-Focused Counselling program at the University of Toronto

Table of Contents

Part One: Background

1. Introduction and Overview

Purpose of the Manual

2. Fast Track to Beginning Practice

Solution-Focused Interviewing: Description

Tri-Phase Model of the Solution-Building Process

3. Human Development and Models of Psychology

Theoretical Orientations

The Positive Psychology Movement

Part Two: The Tri-Phase Model for Learning Solution-Building Skills

4. The Solution-Focused Approach

SFBT: Description and Background

Post- Traumatic Growth

Development of the Tri-Phase Approach

Evaluating Solution-Focused Training

5. Empathy Phase: Establishing Rapport

Effective Listening Skills: Components and Techniques

Becoming Solution-Focused

Role of Emotions and Negative Feeling

6. Goal Setting Phase: Discovering What’s Wanted

The Key Skill of Solution-Building: Be Patient

Discovering Client Goals


7. Goal Striving Phase: Building a Solution

Five Primary Interventions Questions

End-of-Interview Break and Next-Step Action Plan

Delivery of Feedback and Next-Step Action Plan

Strategies for Weight-Management in a Healthcare Setting

A Note to the Reader


A) SFI Questions: Handy Reference

B) Brief Post-Traumatic Growth Rating Scale

C) Training and Certification Opportunities

D) A Paradigm Shift: My Journey


What People are Saying About This

Matthew Sekelman

“A great handbook offering at workshops and conferences. Mental health, addictions, and school professionals also will find this book useful in their respective practice settings.”

Paolo Terni

“Ronald Warner clearly has extensive and solid experience in administering solution-focused interventions. He puts together complex concepts in remarkable ways. Easily readable.”

Cynthia Franklin

Solution-Focused Interviewing integrates important developments in process research with the learning of solution-focused interviewing skills and counseling techniques. Very well written and readable, the book is excellent for teaching solution-focused therapy and interviewing.”

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