Brief & Solution-Focused Therapies
Clients and solution-focused therapists often accomplish remarkable results under seemingly hopeless economic/political/social conditions. In this book mental health and social service professionals worldwide reveal how small actions can yield big changes in people's lives.
"[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.