Solution-Focused Groupwork

Solution-Focused Groupwork

by John Sharry

Solution_Focused_Groupwork_bookEncouraging the reader to become a ‘solution-detective’ and to look for ‘clues’ to success in their own practice, this is a practical and accessible guide for therapists, counsellors and other professionals interested in making their practice solutionfocused and effective in a short time frame. Drawing on the insights of solution-focused therapy (SFT) and other strengths based therapies, the book is full of case examples, exercises and role plays, designed to build on your strengths as a practitioner.  Becoming a Solution Detective is ideal for individual study and for use on courses  in a wide range of fields including social work, counselling, therapy, psychology and nursing.

‘A major contribution to the literature on groupwork.’
Dr. Alastair J. MacDonald, President European Brief Therapy Association

‘Solution-Focused Groupwork picks up where Irvin Yalom’s classic ‘Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy’ left off. In a thoughtful, step-by-step, and easy-to read fashion, John Sharry integrates the best from established principles of group
therapy with recent advances in brief, strength-based, resiliency-oriented treatment approaches. A must read for practitioners working with groups.’

Scott D. Miller, Co-founder, Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change, Chicago, USA

‘John Sharry has fluency with language that allows complexity to sit side by side with clarity and ideas to flow across the page. This is a book that must be read by anyone interested in front line developments in solution-focused therapy.’
Chris Iveson, Brief Therapy Practice, London

‘This slim tautly written volume disguises an enormous practical treasure store to help group facilitators. Solution Focused Groupwork should be essential reading.’
  Barbara Wilson, Family Mediation in Practice

‘Enlightening, clearly written, and helpfully presented…The book echoes what Solution-Focused Groupwork is all about – being practical and optimistic about human potential.’
David Jaques, Author of Learning in Groups

‘Embraces the much deeper philosophical aspects of solution focused work that are relevant for every human group. … Sharry writes extremely well and skillfully interweaves theory and practice.’
John Lande

‘A persuasive alternative to traditional methods of group practice… obviously written from a real practitioner who understands the process and elements of group work.’
Prof. Robert Blundo, Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Sage Publications
ISBN 978-1412929851
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