DescriptionThe 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
About the Author xxxi
PART ONE Beginnings
Chapter 1 Searching for Solutions 3
PART TWO Theory
Chapter 2 Postmodern Perspective 15
Chapter 3 Problems and Change 33
Chapter 4 Strategic Approach to Eclecticism 47
PART THREE Practice
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
Appendix A Solution Identifi cation Form 277
Appendix B Scaling Form 279
Appendix C Outcome Rating Scales and Session Rating Scales 281