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Solutions Focused Therapy for the Helping Professions

A practical guide to Solution Focused working for helping professionals.

This book will be invaluable to all those in the helping professions who are either already familiar with SFBT and want to improve their knowledge, or are looking for new and effective ways to communicate with and help the people they work with.

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About the Book

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an effective goal-focused therapeutic approach that involves working in partnership with the client, and empowers them by focusing on their strengths and achievements, the present and future, rather than examining their inner world and past events.

Drawing on over 20 years’ of experience advising and training people in the caring professions, Barry Winbolt explains the basic steps involved in the SFBT approach and covers the organising principles, the main tools and how to become comfortable using them. The book also features consolidating exercises on the key steps in using the approach. This book is perfect for anyone working in a caring or support role, who do not think of themselves as a ‘therapist’ but who nevertheless use counselling or communication skills in helping and guiding their clients. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for the Helping Professions will also be a useful addition to any experiences practitioner’s library.

Genres: Non-fiction, Professional/CPD
Tags: Communication, SFBT
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Year: 2011
Format: Paperback
Length: 200 pages
ASIN: 1843109700
ISBN: 9781843109709

List Price: £18.99
eBook Price: £11.04
This is an excellent book and I would highly recommend it. Lots of folk are under the misconception of Solution Focused Therapy being some sort of THEME that the Therapist brings to the relationship. Nothing could be further from the truth. SFBT is using exactly what the client brings to Therapy, maybe allowing the client a new window to view what it is that they are doing, that is already working and elaborating on that. This book explains .. "How" Easy steps for professionals to enhance their current practice.
– Steve Haines
SFT in easy understandable language not too heavy going. Clear explanation of the history of this therapy and it many application. Good Book for someone studying about SFT for the first time ...some case study examples too.
– Siobhan Coogan
I am half way through this book. As a social worker that has done my share of practice and study i find this book a refreshing read. It goes beyond a formulae for 'solution focussed brief therapy' and helps you get into the spirit of this approach by imbueing you with research and practical examples that supports it. The book encourages us to treat clients as 'expets', something much encouraged by the 'recovery' approach at present used by mental health professionals. The book helps us deal with 'unmotivated' clients by seeing they may be 'motivated' by something else. We are reminded that 'brief' does not necessarily mean 'quick'. The book encourages us to reframe the issue as a noun as apposed to an adjective e.g. 'the anger' rather than 'being angry'....I will remember that.
– E. Coleman

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