Solution-Focused Interviewing: Applying Positive Psychology, A Manual for Practitioners

By Ronald E. Warner

© 2013

Too often doctors, therapists, and social workers ask “what’s wrong in your life?” rather than “what do you want?” Ronald E. Warner’s Solution-Focused Interviewing is a practical guide to talking to clients using a solution-driven and strength-based approach that empowers clients and helps them to find lasting solutions to their problems.

In Solution-Focused Interviewing, asking questions about clients’ goals and resources ­– the strengths that will let them change their lives – is the basis of a three-phase therapeutic process that builds empathy before helping clients to set realistic goals and build a plan to achieve them.

Based on more than two decades of solution-focused therapy workshops and Warner’s extensive clinical experience, Solution-Focused Interviewing is the first skill development manual based on this innovative tri-phase approach to interviewing.

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Based on Warner’s extensive clinical experience and therapy workshops conducted over more than two decades, Solution-Focused Interviewing is the first skill-development manual based on this innovative tri-phase approach to counseling and applied positive psychology.

Solution-Focused Interviewing: Applying Positive Psychology, A Manual for Practitioners

By Ronald E. Warner

© 2013

Too often doctors, therapists, and social workers ask “what’s wrong in your life?” rather than “what do you want?” Ronald E. Warner’s Solution-Focused Interviewing is a practical guide to talking to clients using a solution-driven and strength-based approach that empowers clients and helps them to find lasting solutions to their problems.

In Solution-Focused Interviewing, asking questions about clients’ goals and resources ­– the strengths that will let them change their lives – is the basis of a three-phase therapeutic process that builds empathy before helping clients to set realistic goals and build a plan to achieve them.

Based on more than two decades of solution-focused therapy workshops and Warner’s extensive clinical experience, Solution-Focused Interviewing is the first skill development manual based on this innovative tri-phase approach to interviewing.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 136 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.1in x 0.4in x 9.1in
  • Reviews

    “Ronald Warner clearly has extensive and solid experience in administering solution-focused interventions. He puts together complex concepts in remarkable ways. Easily readable.”
    Paolo Terni, PCC, BriefCoachingSolutions

    “A great handbook offering at workshops and conferences. Mental health, addictions, and school professionals also will find this book useful in their respective practice settings.”
    Matthew Sekelman, Director, Partners for Collaborative Solutions, Evanston, Illinois, USA

    Solution-Focused Interviewing integrates important developments in process research with the learning of solution-focused interviewing skills and counseling techniques. Very well written and readable, the book is excellent for teaching solution-focused therapy and interviewing.”
    Cynthia Franklin, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
  • Author Information

    Ronald E. Warner is a practicing psychologist, a professor emeritus at Ryerson University, and the director of the Solution-Focused Counselling program at the University of Toronto
  • Table of contents

    Part One: Background

    1. Introduction and Overview

    Purpose of the Manual

    2. Fast Track to Beginning Practice

    Solution-Focused Interviewing: Description

    Tri-Phase Model of the Solution-Building Process

    3. Human Development and Models of Psychology

    Theoretical Orientations

    The Positive Psychology Movement

    Part Two: The Tri-Phase Model for Learning Solution-Building Skills

    4. The Solution-Focused Approach

    SFBT: Description and Background

    Post- Traumatic Growth

    Development of the Tri-Phase Approach

    Evaluating Solution-Focused Training

    5. Empathy Phase: Establishing Rapport

    Effective Listening Skills: Components and Techniques

    Becoming Solution-Focused

    Role of Emotions and Negative Feeling

    6. Goal Setting Phase: Discovering What’s Wanted

    The Key Skill of Solution-Building: Be Patient

    Discovering Client Goals

    Goal-Development

    7. Goal Striving Phase: Building a Solution

    Five Primary Interventions Questions

    End-of-Interview Break and Next-Step Action Plan

    Delivery of Feedback and Next-Step Action Plan

    Strategies for Weight-Management in a Healthcare Setting

    A Note to the Reader

    Appendixes

    A) SFI Questions: Handy Reference

    B) Brief Post-Traumatic Growth Rating Scale

    C) Training and Certification Opportunities

    D) A Paradigm Shift: My Journey

    References

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