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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice

Cynthia Franklin, Terry S. Trepper, Eric E. McCollum, and Wallace J. Gingerich


Therapy is frequently miscast as requiring an enormous amount of time and financial commitment, but helpful, goal-oriented therapy can produce positive results after only a few sessions. Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) has been gaining momentum as a powerful therapeutic approach since its inception in the 1980s. By focusing on solutions instead of problems, it asks clients to set concrete goals and to draw upon strengths in their lives that can help bring about the desired change for a preferred future. Chapters review the current state of research on SFBT interventions and illustrate it ... More

Keywords: goal-oriented therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, SFBT, domestic violence, substance abuse, SFBT interventions, schizophrenia

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195385724
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385724.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia Franklin, editor
University of Texas at Austin
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Terry S. Trepper, editor
Purdue University Calumet

Eric E. McCollum, editor
Virginia Tech
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Section I Origins and Treatment Manual for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

1 The Evolution of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Eve Lipchik, James Derks,Marilyn LaCourt, and Elam Nunnally

2 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Treatment Manual1

Terry S. Trepper, Eric E. McCollum, Peter De Jong, Harry Korman, Wallace J. Gingerich, and Cynthia Franklin

Section II Measuring Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practice

Section III Reviews of the Research

6 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Outcome Research

Wallace J. Gingerich, Johnny S. Kim, Geert J. J. M. Stams, and Alasdair J. Macdonald

Section IV Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Effectiveness with Clinical Populations

13 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Medication Adherence with Schizophrenic Patients

Plamen A. Panayotov, Boyan E. Strahilov, and Aneta Y. Anichkina

16 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in School Settings

Cynthia Franklin, Johnny S. Kim, and Kaitlin Stewart Brigman

17 Taking Charge

Mary Beth Harris and Cynthia Franklin

18 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Alcohol Treatment

Stéphan Hendrick, Luc Isebaert, and Yvonne Dolan

Section V Research on Innovative Practice Programs

19 From Solution to Description

Guy Shennan and Chris Iveson

23 Making Classrooms More Solution-Focused for Teachers and Students

Michael S. Kelly, Michele Liscio, Robin Bluestone-Miller, and Lee Shilts

24 Research and Development of a Solution-Focused High School

Cynthia Franklin, Katherine L. Montgomery, Victoria Baldwin, and Linda Webb



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