Solution focused practice offers proven ways of helping adults overcome a range of life difficulties, from physical and mental illness to learning disability and the challenges of old age.
This book outlines the basic principles and techniques which can be used to identify people's strengths and abilities to overcome challenges, make their own decisions and achieve their goals. Using case examples of life challenges at every stage of adulthood, including problematic behaviours, trauma, loss and end of life care, it provides stimulating activities and questions that will help professionals develop constructive conversations with service users and help them find the solutions they need.
This comprehensive guide is an essential introduction for all those working with adults in health and social care.
Judith Milner, a former therapist and senior lecturer in social work, is a widely published author on solution focused practice. Steve Myers is Director of Social Sciences at University of Salford, Manchester.
1. Useful conversations: Positive approaches to working with adults. 2. Taking people seriously. 3. Setting achievable goals. 4. Finding exceptions to problems. 5. Discovering people's strengths. 6. Scaling goals, progress and safety. 7. Bringing it all together.