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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma

Adam Froerer, Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs, Johnny Kim, and Elliott Connie


This book is a comprehensive overview of how solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) can be used as a treatment approach for working with clients managing various forms of trauma. This book includes an overview of SFBT with its basic tenets and a description of the current research supporting SFBT as an evidence-based practice. This is followed by a comparison of how SFBT clinicians may approach trauma cases differently than clinicians from other therapeutic approaches. The bulk of the book includes various chapters contributed by skilled SFBT clinicians, with differing clinical expertise, illus ... More

Keywords: solution-focused brief therapy, SFBT, trauma, resiliency, hope, evidence-based practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190678784
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190678784.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Froerer, editor
Associate Director, MFT Program, Mercer University School of Medicine

Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs, editor
Psychotherapist, Private Practice

Johnny Kim, editor
Associate Professor, University of Denver School of Social Work

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1 Introduction

Elliott E. Connie

2 Intersection of SFBT and Trauma

Johnny S. Kim and Adam S. Froerer

3 Language Creates a New Reality

Adam S. Froerer, Cecil R. Walker, Johnny S. Kim, Elliott E. Connie, and Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs

4 SFBT and Violent Crime

Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs

6 Interpersonal Violence

Dawn Crosswhite, Johnny S. Kim, and Stacey Anne Williams

8 Substance Abuse and Recovery Through SFBT

Swathi M. Reddy, Kristin Bolton, Cynthia Franklin, and Karla Gonzalez Suitt

11 Child Sexual Abuse

Dawn Crosswhite and Johnny S. Kim

12 Childhood Trauma

Johnny S. Kim, Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs, and Stacey Anne Williams

13 Loss, Grief, and Bereavement

Carla P. Smith and Adam S. Froerer

15 Vicarious Resilience

Adam S. Froerer, Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs, Johnny S. Kim, and Elliott E. Connie