Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with the LGBT Community is a practical guide for mental health professionals who wish to increase their therapeutic skills and work more effectively with LGBT clients. This book shows how to help clients reach their goals in tangible, respectful ways by identifying and emphasizing the hope, resources, and strength already present within this population. Readers will increase their knowledge about the practical application of SFBT through case examples and transcripts, modified directly from the author's work with the LGBT community, and by learning more about the miracle question, exceptions, scaling, compliments, coping, homework, and more.
Rebekka Ouer, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Dallas, Texas. She specializes in the use of solution-focused brief therapy with the LGBT community, and she frequently conducts training for students and professionals on that topic.
Foreword Sarah Berg Introduction 1. The LGBT Community 2. SFBT & the LGBT Community 3. The Hopeful LGBT Client: Eliciting a Destination Description 4. Connecting with and Getting to Know Your LGBT Client 5. The Preferred Future 6. Scaling 7. Feedback, Homework, and Closing the Initial Session 8. Subsequent Sessions Conclusion References Index