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This book provides a step-by-step description of a solution-focused approach to client interviews. Topics include an overview of the solution-focused approach, how to handle the first interview, opening questions to subsequent interviews, precise language suggestions, and nonverbal techniques.
"Bannink has created an invaluable instruction manual that is likely to become highlighted and dog-eared extensively over time (as my own copy already has)." -- Metapsychology "This book is excellent; well written, clear, precise, and thorough...I highly recommend the book and have already touted it to some of my colleagues. I will personally be studying the book many more hours to learn and get comfortable with the several great techniques and applications that are included in it...could be used as a primary teaching or learning text." -- Dean R. Bender, MFT - The Therapist "[A] great guide for anyone wishing to undertake solution-focused work.... [C]ase examples throughout the book illustrate the techniques and help to put the skills into clinically relevant context.... [I]t has equipped me with new possibilities to use in sessions and given me something to look at differently and from a different angle." -- Journal of Mental Health "M]uch more than the title implies. It is a clearly outlined way of conducting solution-focused sessions from the interview at the beginning to the projected end." -- Betty Alice Erickson - The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter "This generous and appealing book offers a wide selection of well-constructed solution-focused questions, engaging training exercises, and creative therapeutic strategies that therapists at all levels of experience and expertise are sure to find useful." -- Yvonne Dolan, MA, Director of the Institute for Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Past President of the Solution-focused Brief Therapy Association "Bannink is an effective and practical communicator. She listens very carefully and attentively, and when she makes a move she is fast and asks questions that direct the minds involved to focus on what is useful for what is wanted. Easy to say, hard to do! This book is full of practical wisdom that she cultivated over the years of solution building experiences with people." -- Aoki Yasuteru, President, Solution Focus Consulting Inc., Japan
ISBN: 9780393706345 ISBN-10: 0393706346 Series: A Norton Professional Book Audience:
Number Of Pages: 272 Published: 25th October 2010 Publisher: WW Norton & Co Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1