Brief & Solution-Focused Therapies
"[O]ffers creative ways to build alliances with families…using language and motivational interviewing to help parents focus on problem-solving….a valuable resource." --Virginia Child Protection Newsletter
Emerging out of the traditions of Ericksonian, strategic, and solution-focused therapies, this book redescribes and reconceives brief therapy in light of postmodern and pragmatic thinking.
Demonstrates that a minor variation of Freud's trauma theory, known as brief therapy, can be seen as the core of all major modern therapies, from behaviour therapy to psychoanalysis.
How do solutions develop? This question leads de Shazer to a provocative discussion of all the solution-related things that client and therapist do during a session, which ultimately point to a task that says, "Now that you know what works, do more of it."