Theory, Research and Practice
Solution-Focused Therapy is a relatively new, but strongly supported and growing approach."Solution-Focused Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice"contains an overview of current research in the area and an account of the use of solution-focused approaches in various relevant therapeutic situations. Written by Dr Alasdair J MacDonald, one of the leading Solution-Focused Therapy specialists in Europe and a key figure in the European Brief Therapy Association, this book provides both trainees and practitioners with instruction in the method of solution-focused brief therapy. As well as outlining the model and basic principles,"Solution Focused Therapy"also summarises the evidence base for solution-focused therapy, discusses ethical issues and includes a series of chapters on applications of the approach with illustrative case studies. A specific feature of"Solution Focused Therapy"is its use with acute and long-term mental illness, and the application of the method to a variety of situations in management and in resolving disagreements.