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1st Edition

Working with Solution Focused Brief Therapy in Healthcare Settings

A Practical Guide

Imprint: Speechmark
Series: Working With
Paperback: 9780367435097
Hardback: 9781032270395
eBook: 9781003003755
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Solution focused brief therapy is an evidence-based approach that enables people to make meaningful change in their everyday lives. This book shares ideas on how speech and language therapists and others working in medical settings can integrate SFBT into their therapeutic interactions to support clients handling acute or chronic health conditions. It outlines core aspects of the approach in an accessible format, bridging the gap between theory and practice, and provides guidance on adapting SFBT for clients living with communication disabilities. There are suggestions for different clinical situations, with real-life case examples drawn from working with people living with Parkinson’s disease, stroke, motor neurone disease, cancer and chronic pain.

Combining practical advice with photocopiable resources, this book covers:

  • Establishing person-centred, holistic goals for therapy
  • Future focused descriptions
  • Building on a person’s resources and successes
  • Responding to distress
  • Supervision and support

This accessible book can be read as an introductory text for those new to this approach and will also be invaluable to clinicians who have already received some training in SFBT. It is likely to become a trusted resource, supporting allied health professionals and others to ensure their therapy is grounded in client priorities.


What is the fourth word in the first paragraph of "Overview" in chapter 1?
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