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Author Nelson, Thorana S

Title Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Families
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource (230 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1 Systemic Thinking; Our Lenses; System Concepts; Cybernetics; Communication Theory; Therapy: Systems, Cybernetics, and Communication; And So . . .; 2 Family Therapy Approaches; Structural Family Therapy; Strategic Family Therapy (Mental Research Institute); Strategic Family Therapy (Haley and Madanes); Bowen Family Therapy; Integrative Approaches; And So . . .; 3 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy; Development of SFBT; SFBT Stance; Assumptions; General Practices; Specific Practices; Emotions; Changes in the Approach; And So ..
4 SFBT Integration Within a Systemic PerspectiveStance; Change Is Constant and Inevitable; If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It; Once You Know What Works, Do More of It; If It Doesn't Work, Do Something Different; Clients Have Resources; Our Job Is to Help Identify and Use Them; Relationship Between Problems and Solutions; Focus on Future and Change; Small Change Leads to Bigger Change; Clients Are Experts on Their Experiences and Lives; Therapy Is Co-constructed; Client-Therapist Relationship; Well-Formed Goals; Curious Questions; Relationship Questions; Miracle Question, Preferred Future
And So . . .5 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy With Families; Families; Session 1; Session 2; Session 3; Session 4; Couples; Blended Families; And So . . .; 6 Using SFBT Practices With Four Family Therapy Approaches; Structural Family Therapy; Strategic Family Therapy (Mental Research Institute); Strategic Family Therapy (Haley and Madanes); Bowen Family Systems Therapy; And So . . .; References; Bibliography; Systems; Solution-Focused Brief Therapy; Appendix: Major Marriage and Family Therapy Models Charts; Index
Summary Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Families describes SFBT from a systemic perspective and provides students, educators, trainers, and practitioners with a clear explanation and rich examples of SFBT and systemic family therapy. Family therapists will learn how SFBT works with families, solution-focused therapists will learn how a systemic understanding of clients and their contexts can enhance their work, and all will learn how to harness the power of each to the service of their clients. The book starts with an exploration of systems, cybernetics, and communication theory basics such as wholeness, recursion, homeostasis, and change. Following this is an introduction to five fundamental family therapy approaches and an overview of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Next, the author considers SFBT within a systems paradigm and provides a demonstration of SFBT with families and couples. Each step is explicated with ideas from both SFBTA as well as systems. The final chapter shows how SFBT practices can be applied to a variety of family therapy approaches. This accessible text is enhanced by descriptions, case examples, dialogue, and commentary that are both systemic and solution-focused. Readers will come away with a new appreciation for both the systemic worldview of SFBT and SFBT principles as applied to systemic work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Brief psychotherapy.
Family psychotherapy.
Brief psychotherapy -- Methods
Family psychotherapy -- Methods
Professional-Family Relations
Divorce therapy.
Psychotherapy, Brief -- methods
Family Therapy -- methods
Professional-Family Relations
Psychotherapy, Brief
Family Therapy
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychotherapy -- Couples & Family.
brief therapy.
family therapy.
integrative therapy.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Structural family therapy.
strategic family therapy.
Thorana Nelson.
Divorce therapy.
Brief psychotherapy.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Conflict Resolution.
Family psychotherapy.
Genre/Form Methods (Music)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781351011761