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Family Based Services : A Solution-Based Approach - Insoo Kim Berg

Family Based Services

A Solution-Based Approach

Hardcover Published: 17th March 1994
ISBN: 9780393701623
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book is for those who "work in the trenches" of child welfare and family services. Caseworkers often go into the worst situations and have insufficient time to make effective interventions. By applying the principles of brief, solution-focused therapy to family-based services, social service workers can deliver treatment that is cost-effective, humane, and empowering to families.
For professionals unfamiliar with the theory and concepts of brief therapy, Berg describes the process in a step-by-step fashion. She gives clear guidelines on what to cover in assessment interviews, how to talk to clients so they will listen to you and feel heard by you, how to conduct yourself in a client's home, what to do about dangerous situations, and how a solution-focused approach can be adapted to a variety of service programs.
Case examples illustrate different techniques, and sample assessment forms are included, which can be adapted to different agency needs. Workers can engage clients in productive problem solving by concentrating on what clients do right, rather than what they do wrong. With this book in hand, workers have a useful tool for empowering families.

What Is Family-Based Services (FBS)?p. 1
The Initial Stagep. 17
Defining the Problemp. 36
Developing Cooperationp. 51
Setting Goals and Making Contractsp. 63
Useful Questions and Other Interviewing Techniquesp. 84
Conducting a Family Sessionp. 120
Middle Phase and Terminationp. 142
Do Something Differentp. 167
Special Problemsp. 190
Postscriptp. 217
Referencesp. 219
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780393701623
ISBN-10: 039370162X
Series: Norton Professional Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17th March 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.05 x 14.43  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1