Solution-Focused Practice: Effective Communication to Facilitate Change

Paperback | October 3, 2014

byGuy Shennan

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Originating in the world of talking therapies, the adaptability and usability of solution-focused practice has made it the approach of choice for a wide range of practitioners in health, social care and educational settings.

Setting out the process in a clear and systematic fashion, this book shows how any conversation directed towards change can become a solution-focused one, whether in planned series of sessions with individuals, families or groups, or in the less structured contexts in which many helping professionals work. Full of real-life case examples and stimulating activities, this will be an invaluable guide to anyone wanting to develop their skills in this empowering approach.

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Originating in the world of talking therapies, the adaptability and usability of solution-focused practice has made it the approach of choice for a wide range of practitioners in health, social care and educational settings. Setting out the process in a clear and systematic fashion, this book shows how any conversation directed towards...

Guy Shennan is a solution-focused practitioner, consultant and trainer. First using solution-focused practice as a social worker during the 1990s, he now practises and teaches the approach widely in the UK and beyond.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.8 × 6.07 × 0.54 inPublished:October 3, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230359124

ISBN - 13:9780230359123

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Table of Contents

1. Discovering Solution Focused Practice
2. Contracting
3. Description 1: The Preferred Future
4. Description II: Instances of the Preferred Future Already in Place
5. Bridging the Preferred Future and its Instances - Scaling Questions
6. Ackonwledgement and Possibility - Coping Questions
7. Putting it All Together - First and Follow-up Questions
9. Applications and Adaptations
Frequently Asked Questions
Bibliography
Index