1001 Solution-Focused Questions

Handbook for Solution-Focused Interviewing

Fredrike Bannink (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

An invaluable resource for conducting successful solution-focused therapy.

Drawing on nearly 30 years of clinical practice, Bannink compiles solution-focused questions and protocols that are formulated to elicit the client’s expertise on the issue(s) that brought him or her to therapy. Categorized for general use and for use with specific types of clients—such as children, couples, and families, and those who have suffered trauma or who might benefit from medication—the questions demonstrate how the precise use of language is an important tool in solution-focused interviewing. Exercises and homework suggestions invite self-reflection and experimentation with the solution-focused model, while case studies illustrate the model’s effectiveness with a wide variety of clients. 1001 Solution-Focused Questions equips clinicians with a toolbox full of ready-to-use approaches, so they’re prepared to provide support as clients find their own way to a better future.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70634-5
  • 6.1 × 9.2 in / 272 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Starred Review. Place this book at the core of jazz and American culture collections, and don't expect it to be displaced—ever.” — Society of Analytical Psychology (UK)

“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

“Starred Review. A passionate, intimate picture of the teeming musical brew of early 20th-century New Orleans and how it was uniquely suited to nurture both jazz and Armstrong's exceptional musical talents....A rich, satisfying and thought-provoking read.” — Dean R. Bender, MFT, The Therapist

“Superb history and a rocking good read.” — Journal of Mental Health

“[Brothers’s] provocative case is wholly convincing.” — Betty Alice Erickson, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter

“Examine[s] the music with the care it deserves.” — 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

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