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Solution-Focused Therapy is a relatively new, but strongly supported and growing approach. Solution-Focused Therapy: Theory, Research & Practice contains an overview of current research in the area and an account of the use of solution-focused approaches in various relevant therapeutic situations. Written by Dr. Alasdair J. MacDonald, one of the leading Solution-Focused Therapy specialists in Europe and a key figure in the European Brief Therapy Association, this book provides both trainees and practitioners with instruction in the method of solution-focused brief therapy. As well as outlining the model and basic principles, the text also summarizes the evidence base for solution-focused therapy, discusses ethical issues, and includes a series of chapters on applications of the approach with illustrative case studies. A specific feature of this book is its use with acute and long-term mental illness, and the application of the method to a variety of situations in management and in resolving disagreements. A helpful resource for experienced practitioners, Solution-Focused Therapy also contains instructional material and guidance and is thus an accessible and valuable text for trainees.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Solution-focused therapy.
Psychotherapy, Brief -- methods.
Problem Solving.