Skills in Solution Focused Brief Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author(s): Paul Hanton

Psychotherapy | Counselling | School Guidance

In recent years Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) has emerged as the therapy of choice for many health and social care professionals. Its simplicity and brevity means it is effective, economical and adaptable across many settings, and it also has a strong evidence base. As part of the bestselling SAGE Skills in Counselling Psychotherapy series, this book is one of the first to focus specifically on SFBT skills and practice. Aimed at those new to the approach and as a refresher to those that have started using SFBT, it covers the key techniques and interventions. Structured step-by-step along the lines of an actual therapy session, the book can be dipped into or read cover-to-cover. It covers: - Assumptions, expectations and ways of working - The role of the Solution Focused Brief Therapist - The Miracle Question, scaling, tasks - Ending sessions and closures. Supported by; case studies, therapeutic dialogue, hints and tips, exercises and points for reflection, the book is an ideal companion for any counselling, health or social care trainee who plans to practice Solution Focused Brief Therapy in today's time-constrained settings. It will also be a valuable guide for those qualified in the caring professions and wishing to refresh the way that they work.


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Paul Hanton works for a national charity and is a freelance practitioner, consultant and trainer in Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Introduction Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT): Skills, Assumptions and Ways of Working Openings in SFBT and the Role of the Therapist Pre-Session Change, Exceptions and Coping Questions The Use of Scales in SFBT Co-Creating Preferred Futures End of Sessions, Tasks and Feedback Subsequent Sessions and Closures in SFBT What Next? Appendix 1. Photocopiable Resources Appendix 2. Useful Booklist and Websites References/Bibliography

General Fields

  • : 9781849206228
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : April 2011
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Hanton
  • : Paperback
  • : 361.06
  • : 152
  • : black white illustrations, figures