Handbook of Solution Focused Therapy

Hudson, P. (1996) The Solution-oriented Woman: creating the life you want. New York: W.W. Norton. Lethem, J. (1994) Moved to Tears, Moved to Action: solution focused brief therapy with women and children. London: BT Press.

Handbook of Solution Focused Therapy

`On a scale of 0-10 I would give the Handbook of Solution Focused Therapy a nine - it met my best hopes in terms of an insight into the theory and mechanics of SFT, and gave me ideas for extending my current use of the therapy. I found it engaging, readable and well-presented, with useful reference lists within each chapter to guide further reading' - Solution News `This collection of fifteen chapters, each written by a different specialist in the SFT field, is a valuable contribution to the Solution-Focused therapist's bookshelf. A must-read for any informed SF therapy practitioner - Mark McKergow, The Solutions Focus `This book has 14 chapters on diverse applications of Solution-Focus, between introductory and closing chapters by Bill O'Connell. The book relates to work being done in the UK and in Ireland, excepting Alasdair MacDonald's piece on research in SFT, which is an up-to-date and welcome review of research findings world-wide. All the chapters are succinct and they convey a clear impression of the lightness and excitement of this approach, for service-users and therapists alike. The book is a good read for any therapist, professional helper or service manager' - Robert Cumming , Nurturing Potential Solution-Focused therapy is an increasingly popular approach, used by practitioners in a wide range of contexts and settings. Illustrating the breadth and depth of contemporary practice, the Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy brings together contributions from leading practitioners in fields such as social work, education and health care to show how solution-focused techniques can be effective in many different situations. Beginning with an introduction to the origins and theory of the approach, the book examines different areas of practice, explaining how and why the solution-focused approach is applicable and highlighting the issues specific to each context. Each chapter features a case-example, which demonstrates the practical advantages and difficulties, involved in using the solution-focused approach. The Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy is an ideal text for training courses in solution-focused therapy and a source of new ideas for practitioners trained in other approaches who want to integrate solution-focused techniques with their existing practice. Bill O'Connell is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling at University of Birmingham and author of Solution-Focused Therapy (SAGE 1998) and Solution-Focused Stress Counselling (Continuum 2001). Professor Stephen Palmer is Director of the Centre for Stress Management and the Centre for Coaching, London. He has written and edited over 25 books.

Solution Focused Groupwork

2 The Principles of Solution - Focused Groupwork A woman had a problem with the pharmacist in her village . She found that most of the time he was brusque and unfriendly when he dealt with her . Over time his rudeness bothered her so ...

Solution Focused Groupwork

`John Sharry has fluency with language that allows complexity to sit side by side with clarity and ideas to flow across the page. This is a book that must be read by anyone interested in front line developments in solution focused therapy ' - Chris Iveson, Brief Therapy Practice, London Solution Focused Groupwork is an innovative and highly practical guide for all professionals who use groups to help people. For those new to the approach it provides a clear, step-by-step introduction, while for more experienced practitioners it presents ideas and techniques which can be readily integrated into existing practice. John Sharry examines the therapeutic factors which characterize solution

Solution Oriented Spirituality Connection Wholeness and Possibility for Therapist and Client

SinceI was speaking about solutionoriented therapythatday,I decidedto begin with thestory thatinspired meto create solutionoriented therapy.My teacher, Dr.Milton Erickson, hadbeen asked tovisit a woman,a relativeof oneof his patients ...

Solution Oriented Spirituality  Connection  Wholeness  and Possibility for Therapist and Client

Skills and techniques from a master therapist on how to help clients connect to their lives spiritually. Although a growing number of Americans are turning to spirituality to help explain and supplement their lives, and a vast majority identify as religious, psychotherapy has long been reluctant to work alongside clients’ sense of “something bigger.” But what kind of resources might a spiritual sensibility offer from a mental health standpoint? How can therapists helpfully and respectfully integrate spiritual feelings into their work with clients? Bestselling author Bill O’Hanlon tackles these questions and others in this pioneering foray into the uses and pitfalls of spiritualities—both secular and religious—in a therapeutic setting. Here, spirituality is defined by its three integral components: a feeling of connection to something beyond oneself, a capacity for compassion or “feeling with,” and a sense of responsibility to make a contribution to others and to the world. Each of these “3 Cs” comes with illustrative anecdotes, case vignettes, and specific techniques for unlocking clients’ own spiritual resources. Solution-Oriented Spirituality is O’Hanlon at his best: erudite, conversational, and committed to mining any resource that might help clients get “unstuck” from constrictive behavioral and thought patterns.

Solution Focused Groupwork

2 The Principles of Solution-Focused Groupwork A woman had a problem with the pharmacist in her village. She found that most of the time he was brusque and unfriendly when he dealt with her. Over time his rudeness bothered her so much ...

Solution Focused Groupwork

`Solution-Focused Groupwork (2001) was a major contribution to the literature on groupwork. It has been one of this author's most influential books. The Second Edition contains much new material including the uses of 'problem talk', an activity normally avoided by solution-focused therapists. Preparation for groups, client motivation and collaboration are all explored in detail. The role of (or necessity for?) social time to be built into the therapy model is an interesting and novel idea. Suggestions are made for client evaluation and for creative exercises to enhance the group process. All in all, the result is a valuable and readable new edition' - Dr Alasdair J Macdonald `Enlightening, clearly written, and helpfully presented...The book echoes what Solution-Focused Groupwork is all about - being practical and optimistic about human potential' - David Jaques, Author of Learning in Groups `A fund of practical wisdom which will give confidence and encouragement to everyone trying to run groups along solution-focused lines' - Bill O'Connell, Focus on Solutions Limited, Birmingham `John Sharry has drawn on a combination of extensive experience in running groups and a thorough understanding of current developments to produce an inspiring and practical guide to this powerful way of helping people to change. I have recommended the first edition many times and have been sharing the good news of this new edition ever since I knew it was under way' - John Wheeler MA, UKCP Registered Family Therapist, Social Worker and Independent Trainer. `Sharry's book offers a persuasive alternative to traditional methods of group practice. The new edition enhances the applicability of an already major contribution to solution-focused practice. It is obviously written from a real practitioner who understands the process and elements of group work. He offers excellent case material throughout to help demonstrated the skills and values of this approach and does so in a readable and engaging manner suitable for students and professionals at all levels of expertise' - Professor Robert Blundo, Ph.D., LCSW, Strengths Collaborative, Department of Social Work, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC. U.S.A. `This slim tautly written volume disguises an enormously practical treasure store to help group facilitators. Solution-Focused Groupwork should be essential reading' - Barbara Wilson, Family Mediation in Practice Solution-Focused Groupwork, Second Edition is a highly practical guide for all professionals who use groups to help people. For those new to the solution-focused approach it provides a clear, step-by-step introduction, while for more experienced practitioners it presents ideas and techniques which can be readily integrated into existing practice. Using carefully selected case studies, John Sharry takes readers through the various stages in the therapeutic process, from getting started to the final session. He also provides: " creative exercises for use in practice, " guidance on evaluating the outcomes of group work and " a new model for group supervision. A real strength of the book is in showing practitioners how to create a constructive, positive and solution-focused group culture and how to maintain this culture in spite of the challenges, tensions and difficulties that naturally arise within groups. John Sharry is a Principal Social Worker in the Department of Child and Family Psychiatry, Mater Hospital, and part-time Director of the Brief Therapy Group (Private Practice and Consultancy).

Solution Focused Practice in Asia

The typical Asian woman dons a 'hard work is success' mind-set, centred on the constant act of 'doing' in order to feel accomplished ... thus my decision to begin training them to use solution focused coaching in their leadership roles.

Solution Focused Practice in Asia

This book is a collection of solution focused practice across Asia, offering case examples from the fields of therapy, supervision, education, coaching and organisation consulting. It demonstrates the usefulness of the solution focused approach in the Asian context by providing practice based evidence, and highlights the diversity of application. By sharing real case examples in action across Asia, it is the aim of this book to stimulate the curious and inspire the converted. It gives readers a taste of what it is like to use this approach within an Asian context, in different areas of practice and within a broad spectrum of clinical issues. The examples offer exciting and creative ways in which solution focused practice can be used within the Asian context – with the hope that more practitioners will be curious enough to give solution focused practice serious consideration as a viable, evidence-based practice.

1001 Solution Focused Questions Handbook for Solution Focused Interviewing

CASE 5 During a solution-focused therapy session, a woman says she might be happy if she lost 65 pounds. The therapist asks her: “What difference will it make in your life when you have lost the first the first 1 or 2 pounds?

1001 Solution Focused Questions  Handbook for Solution Focused Interviewing

An invaluable resource for conducting successful solution-focused therapy.

Solution Focused Anxiety Management

Joel described a woman who viewed herself as having “panic disorder and OCD” (labels that were the client's, not the therapist's).When working with someone like her, Joel said, “You look for the small stuff.

Solution Focused Anxiety Management

Solution Focused Anxiety Management provides the clinician with evidence-based techniques to help clients manage anxiety. Cognitive behavioral and strategic tools, acceptance-based ideas, and mindfulness are introduced from a solution-focused perspective and tailored to client strengths and preferences. The book presents the conceptual foundation, methods, and attitudes of a solution-focused approach. Case examples illustrate how to transform anxiety into the "Four Cs" (courage, coping, appropriate caution and choice). Readers learn how to utilize solution focused anxiety management in single-session, brief, and intermittent therapy as well as in a class setting. The book additionally includes all materials needed for teaching solution focused anxiety management in a four-session psychoeducational class: complete instructor notes, learner readings, and companion online materials. Special Features: Focuses on what works in anxiety management Presents evidenced based techniques from a solution-focused perspective Increases effectiveness by utilizing client strengths and preferences Describes applications in single session, brief, and intermittent therapy Supplies forms and worksheets for the therapist to use in practice Features clinically rich case examples Supplements text with online companion material Suitable for use as a treatment manual, reference, or course text Offers a solution-focused anxiety treatment Focuses on anxiety management, not "elimination" Translates the program to individual therapy Presents patient exercises and case examples Includes a guide for teaching/learning this therapeutic technique

Solution Focused Therapy

De Jong and Hopwood (1996), in a small study that they warn needs to be read with caution, assert that women and men have equally positive outcomes, whether the counsellors using the model were men or women.

Solution Focused Therapy

Struggling with the intricacies of Solution-Focused theory, skills or practice? Wanting to learn more about providing brief, practically-based solution-focused interventions across many therapeutic settings? As part of the popular Brief Therapies Series, this long awaited third edition will tell you all you need to know about Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) and more! This popular introduction takes you step-by-step through the counselling process, providing insight into how to structure and manage your therapeutic work in ways that are grounded in Solution-Focused principles. This book includes: - a detailed introduction to the theory and practice of 'brief' therapy - a discussion of the foundations of SFT - exercises to use with clients and/or trainees - brand new case examples relating theory directly to practice - an insightful reflection on the journey of the practitioner From leading Solution-Focused expert Bill O'Connell, this book will not only provide practical guidelines and theoretical background for the beginner but support and inspiration for the more experienced. Bill O'Connell is Director of Training for Focus on Solutions Limited in Birmingham. He was previously Head of the Counselling Department at Westhill College of Higher Education, Birmingham, and is co-editor of Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy (SAGE, 2003).

Battered Women and Their Families

In sum, a solution-focused therapist begins the therapeutic process by understanding the client's unique experience of her life situation and battering experience. She or he orients the client to a solution-focused frame by letting her ...

Battered Women and Their Families

With a foreword by Barbara W. White, PhD, University of Texas at Austin The definitive work on battered women is now in a timely third edition. Considered the complete, in-depth guide to effective interventions for this pervasive social disease, Battered Women and Their Families has been updated to include new case studies, cultural perspectives, and assessment protocols. In an area of counseling that cannot receive enough attention, Dr. Robert's work stands out as an essential treatment tool for all clinical social workers, nurses, physicians, and graduate students who work with battered women on a daily basis. New chapters on same-sex violence, working with children in shelters, immigrant women affected by domestic violence, and elder mistreatment round out this unbiased, multicultural look at treatment programs for battered women.

The Solution Focused Helper Ethics And Practice In Health And Social Care

3 How might you use solution-focused questions with both Molly and staff? ... Yet, Insoo Kim Berg provided an early powerful example of its use with a dying young woman in London in the training audiotape Dying Well (Berg, 1993).

The Solution Focused Helper  Ethics And Practice In Health And Social Care

Providing guidance on how to apply a version of solution-focused therapy tailored to the public service environment, this text also describes a range of real-life situations across a range of settings.

Modern Applications to Group Work

Working with adults to overcome the effects of sexual abuse : integrating solution - focused therapy , systems thinking , and gender ... Women especially enjoy Pat Hudson's book , SolutionOriented Woman , listed in the references .

Modern Applications to Group Work

The effectiveness of group counselling, as a treatment modality, has been well established. And while additional theoretical work will always be needed, perhaps the greater challenge for contemporary group practitioners lies in crafting theoretically sound applications of group theory so that group methods can be used more effectively to benefit clients struggling with various psychological and developmental problems. This book responds to this need by offering fourteen chapters of creative, useful examples of how group methods can be successfully applied to a wide range of problems and populations. Each chapter, written by innovators from the fields of counselling, social work, psychology and psychiatry, focuses on specific mental health problems of issues that will interest a wide population. A careful analysis of each psychological or development problem greets the reader, followed by a discussion of the theoretical basis for the interventions. Each chapter utilises practical recommendations, outlines of procedures, and liberal use of case examples to illuminate important process points. Each broad category, Adults; Children and Adolescents; and Training and Theory; includes interesting chapter topics such as Group counselling with late deafened adults, Marital restoration groups, Therapist's uses of self in group psychotherapy, and Group play therapy with abused children. The elegant combination of theory and practice offers the reader a range of easily implemented methods and techniques applied to each specified problem. Modern Applications to Group Work is a valuable companion text for any group-oriented course. Undergraduate and graduate courses in group can use the text to illustrate the application of general group principles to specific psychological concerns. Modern Applications to Group Work may he used as the primary text for advanced courses in group counselling, psychology and social work programs. Practitioners will he attracted to the book due to die comprehensive scope and the strong theoretical basis of each chapter that is followed by pragmatic treatment strategies.

The Art of Solution Focused Therapy

Soon the counselor learns that the girl is a stellar student, and in the choir at her church. She commends the daughter on such talents and her mother for rearing such a competent young girl. The girl relaxes, feeling that she can tell ...

The Art of Solution Focused Therapy

What is Solution-Focused Therapy? Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) is a unique, goal-directed therapy aimed at helping clients regain autonomy by determining and achieving their own goals. Solution focused therapists encourage clients to focus on solutions, not problems, and help clients effectively plan how to reach their goals. Unlike other therapies, SFT holds an abiding belief in clients' abilities to know what is best for them, rather than have a therapist tell them. Why this book? This book not only provides an overview of the Solution Focused therapy model, its basic tenets, and theories; it also presents intimate interviews with expert practitioners-all of whom use SFT in their own practice. To this end, the book offers a wealth of insight into the theory and practice of SFT, to help practitioners decide whether SFT is right for them and their clients. These experts offer details of their apprehensions, goals, breakthroughs, and overall experiences with the therapy. The team of expert contributors includes Eve Lipchik, Yvonne Dolan, Alasdair Macdonald, Thorana Nelson, and many more. Questions the experts address include: How did you discover that SFT was the model that fit your clients' needs? What characteristics of this model drew you towards it? How has SFT impacted your personal life? What is it about SFT that makes it so effective? What are your favorite cases and how did they affect your work as a therapist?

Women Who Win at Work

Flowers of Wisdom from Visionary Businesswomen Liane Sebastian ... Pat Hudson , The Solution Oriented Woman >> PURPOSE The only way to have harmony between meaning and WOMEN WHO WIN AT WORK • © 2009 Liane Sebastian 181 Pat Hudson.

Women Who Win at Work

Women Who Win at Work presents the best advice for women in business in a tightly edited, efficient, and accessible format. Winning At Work For Women is like listening to trusted friends give advice on solving an array of business challenges. It will shorten the reader's learning curve so that she can avoid the most common mistakes so many women make. It is written to help women utilize their strengths in the business environment. - Any businesswoman can find ideas she can apply immediately to her business or career. - Thirty exemplary professionals from every business sector are featured, plus encapsulations from 70 leading authors. - As a short-cut to the best thinking and the conclusions gained from it, this book saves the reader a great amount of time and money. - Winning At Work For Women give the reader a fertile foundation to grow her own garden of proven knowledge.

Sacred Journey to Ladyhood a Woman S Guide Through Her Write of Passage

However, we understand that after grasping these concepts, a Sacred Lady will emerge. Difihrences in thought patterns hetween men and women. Men tend to think in a more solution-oriented fashion. Thus, when a woman asks for advice, ...

Sacred Journey to Ladyhood a Woman   S Guide Through Her Write of Passage

Sacred Lady is a term coined by Connie Omari that emphasizes the highest degree to which a woman creates her best self. Connie begins the sacred journey by inviting her readers to understand the ways in which a lack of a rite of passage for women in the United States severely hinders our emotional and psychological welfare. Recognizing the absence of such a formal ritual, Connie models the concept of a Sacred Lady by utilizing her clinical, educational, international, and spiritual experiences to create a rite of passage specific to the needs of women in the United States. The concepts included along this journey are self-confidence, intimate relationships, intuition, family, personal identity, and spirituality. By utilizing these themes, Connie incorporates her knowledge of evidence-based practices and her relationship with God to educate and empower her readers. In doing so, Connie dares to challenge societal norms and expectations, uncovers avenues for embarking upon personal healing, and creates a pathway for her readers to empower themselves, their families, their communities, and the greater world. Interested readers, Connie welcomes you to join the Sacred Journey to Ladyhood.

Solution Focused Interactions in Nursing

He asked the woman to drive to his home, where he had his office, and to park in his driveway. Once she had done that she was to sit in the car and imagine what it would be like to come into his office, sit down, and imagine what she ...

Solution Focused Interactions in Nursing

Nursing is about growth, yet it spends so much time focusing on disease and entropy. While the nursing role is expanding into advanced practice roles, and twenty-first century nursing is almost unrecognisable compared to its nineteenth century roots, at the heart of nursing is growth. Sometimes called “caring”, growth requires nurturing, and, while it is difficult to define, without it nurses are merely medical technicians. In the context of nursing, health is about change, change from a less healthy state to a more healthy state and the nurse’s role is to promote that change whenever possible. However, change is difficult; we are creatures of habit, afraid of change, and preferring the illusion of safety with the “devil we know rather than the devil we don’t know”. However, when someone is ready to change, they have already grown. This book combines the author’s twenty-five years of experience in Solution Focused Interactions and empirical evidence derived from his PhD research to argue that Solution Focused Interactions provide a means for nurses, in all domains of nursing and midwifery, to provide care that promotes growth and change in the people they work with, while restoring and maintaining their enthusiasm for practice. This book serves as an eminently practical introduction to how Solution Focused Interactions can be used across nursing practice, making use of transcripts and case studies to illustrate the ways in which nurses can help their patients to grow and change, while also growing and changing themselves.

Solution Focused Substance Abuse Treatment

In the case of a pregnant woman actively using substances, the professional must first determine if the client and her unborn child are safe or in need of additional services prior to beginning psychotherapy.

Solution Focused Substance Abuse Treatment

Solution-Focused Substance Abuse Treatment describes the standard of care for substance abuse treatment, demonstrates how solution-focused brief therapy exceeds this standard, and shows how it can effectively be used in substance abuse evaluation, case management, and both individual and group treatment. Beginning and advanced concepts are provided to address the questions of even the most advanced clinician, all placed in the context of cultural awareness. Most importantly, the author answers the many questions professionals may have about how solution-focused brief therapy can be successfully integrated into the field of substance abuse. It provides a thorough understanding of the issues that therapists face when working with this at times challenging population, and demonstrates how the use of solution-focused brief therapy can minimize power struggles and enhance client success. Sample forms and handouts are included, as are additional resources for effective evaluation and treatment.

Counsellor Competencies

The solution-oriented counsellor suggested to the woman that she record her husband and discuss the recording together in a few weeks. Two weeks later, the wife had nothing to bring to the counsellor because, she explained, ...

Counsellor Competencies

Career and student counselling is a complex task that requires a high level of professionalism. This book introduces basic counselling skills in vocational and educational guidance. It is based on important scientific models. The book presents internationally recognized counselling approaches which include among others micro counselling, solution focused brief counselling and competence oriented counselling. It also addresses possibilities for the use of artificial intelligence. The book offers direct guidance for the consulting practice and supports competence development through case studies, tasks and didactically designed exercises. It is suitable as a guide for the training of consulting professionals in the field of career guidance.

The Sex Starved Wife

Now I can just hear you say that you know your goal: you want your husband to stop moping around and start acting like he has a sexy wife, or something like that. That's not a solution-oriented goal. And if that's what you've been ...

The Sex Starved Wife

Arguing against popular misconceptions that blame women for unfulfilling sexual relationships, a practical guide identifies the biological and psychological factors that compromise a man's sex drive while suggesting practical strategies for promoting healthier levels of intimacy. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Becoming Solution Focused In Brief Therapy

he wants, that is "B"—talking to women and getting a date. The problem is that trying to make himself feel more self-confident is out of his direct control. Ironically, the more he focuses on his lack of confidence as a condition for ...

Becoming Solution Focused In Brief Therapy

Published in 1992, Becoming Solution-Focused In Brief Therapy is a valuable contribution to the field of Psychotherapy.

The Solution Oriented Woman

The co-author of Love Is a Verb distills her twenty-plus years of psychotherapy and radio counseling down to four essential solutions--the thinking solution, the action solution, the dreaming solution, and the feeling solution--to help ...

The Solution Oriented Woman

The co-author of Love Is a Verb distills her twenty-plus years of psychotherapy and radio counseling down to four essential solutions--the thinking solution, the action solution, the dreaming solution, and the feeling solution--to help women create the lives they want.