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Solution-Focused Therapy with Children: Harnessing Family Strengths for Systemic Change / Edition 1

Solution-Focused Therapy with Children: Harnessing Family Strengths for Systemic Change / Edition 1

by Matthew D. Selekman
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This practice-oriented book demonstrates an innovative, effective, brief therapy approach for time-sensitive assessment and intervention with children and families. With trademark creativity, flexibility, and humor, Matthew Selekman combines the best elements of a range of current approaches with family play and art therapy techniques, to create a comprehensive solution-focused model. Illustrated by numerous case examples and session transcripts, and supported by empirical research, Solution-Focused Therapy with Children helps frontline clinicians—regardless of level of experience—master the skills they need to bring about rapid, lasting change.

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ISBN-13: 9781572307902
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Matthew D. Selekman, MSW, is a couple and family therapist and addictions counselor in private practice and the codirector of Partners for Collaborative Solutions, an international family therapy training and consulting firm in Evanston, Illinois, and is an Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He received the Walter S. Rosenberry Award in 1999, 2000, and 2006 from The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, for his significant contributions to the fields of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences. Mr. Selekman is the author of numerous family therapy articles and several books. He has presented workshops on his collaborative strengths-based family therapy approach with challenging children and adolescents extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Australia.


Child and family therapists, clinical and school psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, and students in these areas. Serves as a text in courses on child psychotherapy and family therapy with children.

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