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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Treatment Manual<sup>1</sup>

Terry S. Trepper, Eric E. McCollum, Peter De Jong, Harry Korman, Wallace J. Gingerich and Cynthia Franklin

in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195385724
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199914586 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385724.003.0015
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Treatment Manual1

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This chapter presents an overview to the general structure of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). The chapter inludes an overview, description, and rationale for SFBT, explanation of goals and goal setting in SFBT, a description of how SFBT is contrasted with other treatments, a look at specific active ingredients and therapist behaviors in SFBT, and a discussion on the nature of the client-therapist relationship in SFBT. The chapter also looks at format, session format and content; compatibility with adjunctive therapies; the target population; meeting the needs of special populations; therapist characteristics and requirements; and therapist training and supervision.

Keywords: SFBT; treatment manuals; psychotherapy; therapist behaviors; adjunctive therapies

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