Education and Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Author: Thorana S Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317786645

Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 3417

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

A Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Cynthia Franklin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195385721

Category: Medical

Page: 426

View: 5420

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

Identifying Your Clients' Strengths in Practical Brief Therapy

Author: John Sharry,Brendan Madden,Melissa Darmody

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789018342

Category: Social Science

Page: 111

View: 9701

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.

Social Workers' Desk Reference

Author: Albert R. Roberts,Gilbert J. Greene

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195142112

Category: Psychology

Page: 910

View: 8139

"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

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118451775

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 8532

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

Wirkungen Lösungsfokussierter Trainings auf Mitarbeiterführung und Produktivität

Author: Klaus Hoffmann / Peter Luisser

Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag

ISBN: 3866183119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 161

View: 9981

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.

Handbuch Beratungskompetenz

Mit Übungen zur Entwicklung von Beratungsfertigkeiten in Bildung und Beruf

Author: Bernd-Joachim Ertelt,William E. Schulz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658077603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 9470

Menschen zu beraten ist eine komplexe Aufgabe, welche eine hohe Professionalität und den ganzen Menschen fordert. Doch Beratung ist auch ein Handwerk, das sich lernen und einüben lässt. Prof. Dr. Bernd-Joachim Ertelt und sein kanadischer Kollege William E. Schulz, Ph.D., stellen in diesem Buch mehrere Beratungsmodelle vor und bieten die Möglichkeit, gezielt und fundiert Praxiskompetenz zu erwerben. Allen E. Ivey, international anerkannter Experte für das Training von Beratungskompetenz, hat zum Entstehen dieses Handbuch aktiv beigetragen.

Core Competencies in the Solution-Focused and Strategic Therapies

Becoming a Highly Competent Solution-Focused and Strategic Therapist

Author: Ellen K. Quick

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136598278

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 6136

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.

Becoming Miracle Workers

Language and Meaning in Brief Therapy

Author: Gale Miller

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202364377

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

View: 7201

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.

Resiliency Enhancement

Putting the Strength Perspective Into Social Work Practice

Author: Elaine Norman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231505914

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6707

This book bridges the gap between theory and implementation to illustrate how resiliency enhancement enables social workers to put the strengths perspective successfully into practice for their clients. Contributors to this volume show how social workers can use interventions to enhance those resiliency factors.

Lösungsorientiertes Coaching in der Praxis

Author: Helen Williams,Stephen Palmer,Bill O ́Connell

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3955710106

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8373

Lösungsorientierte Skills für Coachs Dieser Band bietet einen Überblick über Techniken und Skills des lösungsorientierten Coachings. Die Autoren führen Erkenntnisse aus der Literatur und eigene Erfahrungen zusammen und reflektieren u.a. welche Rolle Ethik im Coaching spielt, Besonderheiten des Gruppen- und Team-Coachings oder die Beziehung zwischen Coach und Coachee. Fallbeispiele, Arbeitsblätter, Praxistipps und Fragen zur vertiefenden Reflexion und Diskussion führen direkt in die Praxis. Die vorgestellten Methoden lassen sich leicht umsetzten und sind für fast alle Coaching-Settings geeignet. Das Buch wendet sich an erfahrene Coachs und an Führungskräfte, die eine bessere Coaching-Kultur in ihrem Unternehmen etablieren wollen, aber auch an Coachs, die noch ganz am Anfang ihres Weges stehen.

Psychiatry

Author: Allan Tasman,Jerald Kay,Jeffrey A. Lieberman,Michael B. First,Michelle Riba

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118753364

Category: Medical

Page: 2768

View: 6370

Now in a new Fourth Edition, Psychiatry remains the leading reference on all aspects of the current practice and latest developments in psychiatry. From an international team of recognised expert editors and contributors, Psychiatry provides a truly comprehensive overview of the entire field of psychiatry in 132 chapters across two volumes. It includes two new sections, on psychosomatic medicine and collaborative care, and on emergency psychiatry, and compares Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD10) classifications for every psychiatric disorder. Psychiatry, Fourth Edition is an essential reference for psychiatrists in clinical practice and clinical research, residents in training, and for all those involved in the treatment psychiatric disorders. Includes a a companion website at www.tasmanpsychiatry.com featuring PDFs of each chapter and downloadable images

The Essentials of Family Therapy

Author: Michael P. Nichols,Richard C. Schwartz

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205408146

Category: Psychology

Page: 363

View: 7488

This second edition of The Essentials of Family Therapy examines the rich history, classic schools, and latest developments of family therapy while emphasizing clinical practice. Similar to another classic work from the same authors, titled Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, Sixth Edition this volume contains up-to-date descriptions of the latest models; expanded coverage of basic clinical practice; new material on research, ethics, and diversity; and a thorough, consistent emphasis on clinical techniques throughout. The Essentials of Family Therapy contains less history and theory than its larger predecessor, and highlights the accomplishments and techniques of successful contemporaries in the field.

The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work, Third Edition

Opportunities and Challenges for Professional Practice

Author: Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826119433

Category: Social Science

Page: 484

View: 3098

This third edition of a best-selling social work text reflects the dramatic changes that have taken place in our health care environment since the second edition was published in 2004óand will likely continue to take place. It is a practical guide for social workers who must navigate our complex health care environment and accept new challenges while adapting to continual change. The book encompasses many facets of professional health care social work within the U.S. health care system, across key health care settings and with numerous different patient populations. The book is also a call to action for social workers, who today must not only be therapeutically effective but must be professionally competitive with other health care providers that claim similar treatment strategies and techniques. Permeating the third edition is a strong emphasis on the importance of developing best practices that are evidence-based, supportive, and ethically accountable while remaining time-limited and cost-effective. Each chapter contains a Glossary, Questions for Further Study, and a list of relevant websites. At the end of each chapter, a ìFuture Directionsî section helps social workers understand what to expect and how to prepare for changes in order to practice successfully. This third edition additionally encompasses updated professional profiles for diverse arenas of practice and is accompanied by an Instructorís Manual that provides a test bank, activities designed to enhance learning, and a sample syllabus. Completely new or updated sections examine: Mental health parity Changes in billing Evidence-based practice strategy Electronic record keeping and other advances in health technology Information related to the DSM-5 Protecting yourself legally in your documentation Protecting the privacy of the client Supervision in the health care setting The importance of teamwork and collaboration Social work in the military and VA settings Safety planning

Strengths-Based Therapy

Connecting Theory, Practice and Skills

Author: Elsie Jones-Smith

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483321983

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 9572

Combining both the theory and practice of strengths-based therapy, Elsie Jones-Smith introduces current and future practitioners to the modern approach of practice—presenting a model for treatment as well as demonstrations in clinical practice across a variety of settings. This highly effective form of therapy supports the idea that clients know best about what has worked and has not worked in their lives, helps them discover positive and effective solutions through their own experiences, and allows therapists to engage their clients in their own therapy. Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience, positive emotions, empowerment, and change, Strengths-Based Therapy helps readers understand how to get their clients engaged as active participants in treatment.

The Art of Solution Focused Therapy

Author: Elliott Connie, MA, LPC,Linda Metcalf, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826117380

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 2814

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?

Counseling Adults in Transition, Fourth Edition

Linking Schlossberg’s Theory With Practice in a Diverse World

Author: Mary Anderson, PhD,Jane Goodman, PhD,Nancy K. Schlossberg, EdD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106366

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

View: 7610

The only textbook explicitly designed to address counseling with adults who are coping with individual, relationship, and work transitions, this volume integrates the basic tenets of adult development with therapeutic practice. It is based on Schlossberg's theory of transitions, a new process and content model that offers effective techniques for helping adults to understand and successfully navigate normal life transitions. This revised edition addresses contemporary societal ills that exacerbate adult life transitions, such as a tumultuous economy, increased unemployment, bankruptcies, and foreclosures, and focuses on our increasing racial and cultural diversity. The volume also expands its consideration of spiritual and social justice issues and provides a more integrated and holistic approach to adult transitional counseling. Key Features of the New Edition: Based on Schlossberg's technique, a new model for counseling adults in transition Offers practical new strategies and exercises for use in transitional counseling Addresses unemployment and coping in an uncertain social/economic context Focuses on loss and resilience, diversity, culture, social justice, and spirituality Contains new sections on transitioning to adulthood, living arrangements including diverse family structures, mobility, siblings, in-laws, and retirement Introduces new concepts such as collectivist coping, hardiness, mindfulness, and transcendence

Ideas and Tools for Brief Counseling

Author: Jack H. Presbury,Lennis G. Echterling,J. Edson McKee

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130799852

Category: Education

Page: 259

View: 6393

For courses in Brief Counseling, Brief Therapy, Intervention Techniques, and Counseling Practicum. This practical text is the first of its kind to fully integrate theory and technique of brief counseling while presenting the relationship as the key to any successful intervention. All chapters include ideas and tools for brief counseling and case studies that take the reader step-by-step through the techniques of the first session and beyond. The text is written to engage readers and invite them to participate in both self-exploration and discovery.