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ERIC Number: ED481019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 243
Abstractor: N/A
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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: It's Effective Use in Agency Settings.
Pichot, Teri; Dolan, Yvonne M.
This book chronicles the lessons learned when a substance abuse counseling program switches its theoretical orientation from problem-focused to solution-focused. The book details the technical aspects of the changeover (theory, techniques, interventions, politics, and team design) as well as the personal struggles the team endured and the successes they enjoyed. It demonstrates how solution-focused therapy can be applied to both clinical and administrative work while addressing questions and concerns, providing general information and help in understanding the subtleties and idiosyncrasies of the treatment. It provides a thorough understanding of solution-focused therapy through the use of case studies, interviews with therapists, sample forms, and tables. The book is aimed at professionals interested in implementing solution-focused therapy into individual, group, or agency settings, including child protection agencies, community mental health clinics, private practices, sexual abuse programs, substance abuse treatment, family based services, and academics working in substance abuse counseling, social work, psychology, and general counseling. (Contains 113 references.) (GCP)
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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