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Focus on Solutions: A Health Professional's Guide



Focus on Solutions: A Health Professional's Guide

Kidge Burns

ISBN: 978-0-470-03238-1 February 2006 180 Pages


Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) promotes collaborative work and positive outcomes. It is an approach that can be used in acute hospitals as well as with clients who are seen as outpatients or in the community. Written in an accessible style with over seventy case examples Focus on Solutions shows how SFBT can help people who are suffering from voice or memory difficulties, a stammer, a stroke, HIV, traumatic brain injury or illnesses such as cancer or Parkinson' s disease.

The book provides a practical framework as to how individuals, families and groups can begin to work on their strengths by focusing on the solutions rather than the problems in their lives. Focus on Solutions contains many useful ideas for experienced practitioners and those new to solution focused work, which is of growing importance in the health service as well as business and education. Therapists, doctors, nurses or psychologists will find this book an invaluable contribution to the field of reflective practice.

Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Clients in The Acute setting, Clients Living Independently.

Kate's Story, 'I've had Enough!' .

Sue, 'I Forgot About Parkinson's Disease'.

Focused on Families.

Focused on Groups.

Solutions in Care Aims.



"...a practical 'how to' guide...of value to all consulting health professionals..." (Community Practitioner, 1st August 05)

"An excellent introduction this book provides a practical, concise guide on how to incorporate a 'solutions' based focus into our clinical work...written in a clear, readable style, giving specific examples and ideas..." (Speech & Language Therapy in Practice, Autumn 2005)

"...highly readable..." (British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol 68 (9), September 2005)

"...the book has a readable style with plenty of real case examples...I highly recommend this book..." (Bulletin, December 2005)

"This is a good solid paperback, neatly and elegantly produced, and clearly and accessibly written...Read it. Use it. It will make a difference..." (Solution News, June 2005)