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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in SchoolsA 360-Degree View of the Research and Practice Principles$
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Johhny Kim, Michael Kelly, and Cynthia Franklin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190607258

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190607258.001.0001

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SFBT in Action

SFBT in Action

Substance Use

(p.153) 9 SFBT in Action
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Schools

Adam S. Froerer

Elliott E. Connie

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins by providing an overview of some important definitions related to substance use and abuse based on the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, fifth edition (DSM 5). Next, a description of the current statistics regarding use among school-aged persons is provided. This is followed by an overview of research showing the effectiveness of SFBT when working with a substance-abusing populations. Finally, a case example is provided illustrating how a school social worker may work with a school-aged client who is using illicit substances. This case example will be supplemented with commentary to aid the reader in understanding the purposes of the SFBT language used in the session and the intentions of the school social worker conducting the session.

Keywords:   Substance Use, Alcohol, Drugs, Substance Abuse, Abstinence, Dependence

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