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Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling, 2nd Edition



Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling, 2nd Edition

Jeffrey T. Guterman

ISBN: 978-1-119-02643-3 December 2014 299 Pages


The most current trends in solution-focused counseling are explored in the latest edition of this updated and expanded text. Dr. Guterman provides a comprehensive and straightforward discussion of solution-focused theory and describes how the model can be used throughout the therapeutic process. Clinical techniques and detailed case studies illustrate counseling with clients experiencing a range of problems, including depression, substance abuse, grief, morbid jealousy, and trichotillomania. New chapters and sections in this edition address anxiety, eating disorders, migraine headache, psychosis, spiritual and religious problems, self-injurious behavior, and suicide. Additional features include excerpts of dialogue from actual counseling sessions, sample forms and supplementary materials, and troubleshooting tips for getting unstuck in difficult cases.

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Foreword to the First Edition
Allen E. Ivey vii

Foreword to the Second Edition
Richard E. Watts xi

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxix

About the Author xxxi

PART ONE Beginnings

Chapter 1 Searching for Solutions 3


Chapter 2 Postmodern Perspective 15

Chapter 3 Problems and Change 33

Chapter 4 Strategic Approach to Eclecticism 47


Chapter 5 Before the First Session 59

Chapter 6 The First Session 71

Chapter 7 After the First Session 91

PART FOUR Applications

Chapter 8 Depression 109

Chapter 9 Anxiety 127

Chapter 10 Substance Problems 137

Chapter 11 Eating Disorders 153

Chapter 12 Suicide 165

Chapter 13 Psychotic Disorders 177

Chapter 14 Grief, Morbid Jealousy, Trichotillomania, and Other Problems 199

PART FIVE Conclusions

Chapter 15 The Future of Solution-Focused Counseling 227

References 241

Appendix A Solution Identifi cation Form 277

Appendix B Scaling Form 279

Appendix C Outcome Rating Scales and Session Rating Scales 281

Index 289 See more American Counseling Association titles!