Education and Training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Author: Thorana S Nelson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317786645
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The one-of-a-kind book that provides training exercises illustrating solution-focused brief therapy! As we recognize our own problem behavior in our lives, most of us struggle for ways to change it. Solution-focused brief therapy is the highly effective practice that works by changing concentration from ’problem’ behavior to ’solution’ behavior in just a few sessions. Education and Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy presents articles, essays, and a multitude of exercises that explain this unique type of therapy with an eye toward helping readers to use the ideas for use in their own training and practice. Detailed descriptions of training workshops and exercises spotlight the experiences of SFBT therapists to illuminate in-depth basic concepts and strategies. Education and Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy relies on two fundamental ideas, that of a therapist discovering and reinforcing a clients’ existing solutions and exceptions to the problem. Expert trainers discuss strategies that work for training and practicing Solution-focused brief therapy. Several exercises for clients are examined, as well as exercises for the training and supervision of other practitioners learning the process. Exercises include The Name Game, the Complaining Exercise, Inside and Outside, the ’Deck of Trumps,’ and the Solution-Focused Scavenger Hunt. Each chapter explains the circumstances in which to use each exercise, the best ways to enhance effectiveness, and how to stay on track in the teaching or training. This one-of-a-kind book includes helpful tables, thorough questionnaires, penetrating case studies, and each chapter is extensively referenced. Education and Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy discusses brief therapy principles such as: negotiating goals engagement through complimenting future orientation language should be imaginative and positive explanations and actions taken to solve problems are interconnected challenging the perceived causes of problems reframing the problem so that it becomes a friend acknowledgement and acceptance of client Education and Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy brings together essential ideas, suggestions, strategies, and exercises for solution-focused brief therapy training, making this an invaluable resource for solution-focused brief therapists and therapists who teach and train this form of therapy.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Author: Cynthia Franklin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195385721
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Therapy is frequently miscast as requiring an enormous amount of time and financial commitment, but helpful, goal-oriented therapy can produce positive results after only a few sessions. Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) has been gaining momentum as a powerful therapeutic approach since its inception in the 1980s. By focusing on solutions instead of problems, it asks clients to set concrete goals and to draw upon strengths in their lives that can help bring about the desired change for a preferred future. Addressing both researchers and practitioners, a distinguished cast of international, interdisciplinary contributors review the current state of research on SFBT interventions and illustrate its applications—both proven and promising—with a diverse variety of populations, including domestic violence offenders, troubled and runaway youth, students, adults with substance abuse problems, and clients with schizophrenia. This expansive text also includes a treatment manual, strengths-based and fidelity measures, and detailed descriptions on how to best apply SFBT to underscore the strengths, skills, and resources that clients may unknowingly possess. With its rich assortment of resources, this handbook is the definitive guide to SFBT for scholars and mental health practitioners alike.

Becoming a Solution Detective

Author: John Sharry
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789018342
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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If you are interested in making your practice solution-focused quickly and effectively, look no further than this text. The authors, co-founders of the Brief Therapy Group, demystify the process of psychotherapy, making the concept of solution-based therapy accessible and relevant for newcomers to the field and for professionals seeking to apply SFBT principles in their own practices. The book's hands-on approach allows practitioners to adopt the authors' simple, self-teaching style and apply it to their work with clients. Practical information is included on: the differences between the solution-based approach and traditional therapy establishing a successful therapeutic alliance with clients determining detailed, meaningful goals for the client mapping the client's journey to a solution possible "dead ends" in applying this type of therapy and much more! As an academic textbook, it is ideal for individual study in a variety of courses, including social work, counseling, nursing, psychology, education, and any other helping professions.

Becoming Miracle Workers

Author: Gale Miller
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202364377
Format: PDF, ePub
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Becoming Miracle Workers provides a detailed exploration of brief therapy, a postmodern treatment mode that treats client's problems as social constructions, while encouraging those seeking treatment to replace personal troubles (negative stories) with new problem-solving skills (positive stories). Based on twelve years of research and observation, Miller's book describes in practicable detail how this method is employed in one of the most innovative and important centers of brief therapy in the world.

Social Workers Desk Reference

Author: Albert R. Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195142112
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Equally useful for students, teachers, and practitioners, the Social Workers' Desk Reference provides comprehensive information on all of the various aspects of social work. Topics covered within the 146 chapters include crisis management, family therapy

Core Competencies in the Solution Focused and Strategic Therapies

Author: Ellen K. Quick
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136598278
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In the Solution-Focused and Strategic Therapy field this is a landmark book, the first to address all of the core and clinical competencies involved in running a practice, including learning and applying a conceptual map, developing and maintaining an effective therapeutic alliance, and intervention planning. With the patience of an experienced teacher and knowledge of a master therapist, Dr. Ellen Quick shows how to move from minimal competency to higher levels of proficiency. She addresses therapists from all of the behavioral health care disciplines and teaches them to tailor treatment to their clients’ unique strengths and proficiencies, discover and amplify what works, and change what doesn’t. Dr. Quick presents the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudinal components of each competency, with an emphasis on demonstrating their applications in actual clinical practice. Readers will appreciate that, by the end of the book, they will not only be able to demonstrate competence, which is a critical component of an evidence-based practice, but will also be excited to build proficiency in areas of special interest and expertise. The lessons learned in this book will allow readers to continue to advance their competency skills long after they have put it down.

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

Author: Martin Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118451775
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped the companion’s leading reputation have been updated and now include innovative standalone essays on social work theory. Comprehensively reworked new edition comprising six substantive sections covering essential topics for trainee social workers – in effect, six books in one Includes an extensive introduction and chapters by leading experts on the focus and purpose of social work Provides a unified textbook for trainees and an invaluable professional reference volume Features a wealth of new material on theory and practice alongside detailed expositions of the social and psychological framework, stages in the human life cycle, and the objectives and core components of social work Each chapter lists five key points to remember, questions for discussion, and recommendations for further reading

The Art of Solution Focused Therapy

Author: Elliott Connie, MA, LPC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826117380
Format: PDF, Docs
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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?

Wirkungen L sungsfokussierter Trainings auf Mitarbeiterf hrung und Produktivit t

Author: Klaus Hoffmann / Peter Luisser
Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
ISBN: 3866183119
Format: PDF
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Der von Steve de Shazer und Insoo Kim Berg entwickelte „Lösungsfokussierte Ansatz“ wird in letzter Zeit zunehmend in Beratung und Management rezipiert und breitet sich nun auch in Managementbereichen wie Personalwirtschaft und Training, Führung, Teammanagement sowie Marketing und Verkauf aus. Es gibt bisher jedoch keine Studien, die den Effekt des „Lösungsfokussierten Arbeitens“ in Organisationen untersuchen und dabei die Auswirkungen auf die Produktivität in Unternehmen näher analysieren. Diese Studie erforscht solche Effekte eines lösungsfokussierten Trainings- und Coachingprogramms auf Führungsverhalten und Produktivität und wurde in einem norwegischen Produktionsbetrieb in der Konsumgüterindustrie durchgeführt. Das Ziel der vorliegenden Studie war im ersten Schritt die Errichtung einer theoretischen Basis, um das lösungsfokussierte Führungskräftetraining und Coachingprogramm zu evaluieren. Auf dieser Basis wurde ein quantitatives und qualitative Forschungsdesign entwickelt, dass die Evaluation von vielfältigen Dimensionen im Führungsverhalten (wie Problemlösungsverhalten, Kommunikation, Zeitmanagement,...) und der Produktivität (Fehlerraten in der Produktion, Kundenbeschwerden u.a.m.) ermöglichte. Dies alles geschah vor dem Hintergrund steigender unternehmerischer Herausforderungen an Trainings und Anforderungen an die Effektivität von Schulungsmaßnahmen in diesem Unternehmen.