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Macmillan Higher Education

Solution-Focused Practice

Effective Communication to Facilitate Change

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Paperback - 9780230359123

03 October 2014

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This textbook shows how any conversation directed towards change can become a solution-focused one, whether in planned series of sessions with individuals, families, groups, or in the less structured contexts in which many...

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This textbook shows how any conversation directed towards change can become a solution-focused one, whether in planned series of sessions with individuals, families, 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. This textbook is a comprehensive and accessible guide for anyone who wishes to incorporate solution-focused practice.

Originating in the world of talking therapies, the adaptability and usability of solution-focused practice is already used by many practitioners in health, social care and educational settings.

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  • Offers?a clear, step-by-step guide?to the solution-focused approach, which actually models how solution-focused communication works
  • Demonstrates the applicability of solution-focused approaches?to a wide range of settings beyond just counselling and psychotherapy

1. Introduction
2. The Solution-Focused Process
3. Contracting
4. Description I: The Preferred Future
5. Description II: Instances
6. Bridging the Preferred Future and Its Instances: Scaling Questions
7. Acknowledgement and Possibility: Coping Questions and More
8. Putting It All Together
8. Applications and Adaptations
10. Becoming a Solution-Focused Practitioner

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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.

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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.

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