This second edition of Solution-focused Therapy remains the most accessible yet comprehensive case-based introduction to the history, theory, research and practice of solution-focused therapy (SFT) within mental health care and beyond.
Drawing on contemporary research and the author's own extensive experience, the fully revised and updated new edition includes:
" discussion of recent developments relevant to research and training
" a new chapter on challenges to SFT and the integration of SFT with other therapeutic approaches
" extended discussion on ethical issues
" topical exploration of the application of SFT with patients with personality disorders and dementias
" contemporary research on solution-focused coaching and approaches to organizational change
" new case material.
This highly practical guide should be on the desk of every student or trainee studying this strongly supported, growing approach. It is also a useful resource for practitioners wanting to update their core skills and knowledge.
Dr Alasdair MacDonald has been a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS since 1980 and currently holds a contract with Dorset County Hospital. He is the Research Coordinator and former President and Secretary of the European Brief Therapy Association, and is currently a management consultant and supervisor in private practice in Dorset.
The Solution-Focused Therapy Model: The First Session: Part One The Solution-Focused Therapy Model: Part Two Case Study Ethical Issues in Therapy The Historical Roots of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy The Research and Evidence Base for Solution-Focused Therapy Applying Solution-Focused Brief Therapy within Mental-Health Services Solution-Focused Approaches to Severe Mental Illnesses Solution-Focused Approaches in the Workplace Common Questions about Solution-Focused Approaches Future Directions in Solution-Focused Therapy