101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Anxiety
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393711080
ISBN 13: 978-0393711080
A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for common anxiety problems.This book aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with anxiety by offering them solution-focused (SF) viewpoints and skills. The book invites all professionals to change their focus from what is wrong to what is right with their clients, and from what isn’t working to what is working in their lives.
The book contains 101 solution-focused questions (and more) for help with anxiety, with a focus on the clients’ preferred future and the pathways to get there.
As Insoo Kim Berg put it in her foreword for Fredrike Bannink’s highly successful 1001 Solution-Focused Questions: Handbook for Solution-Focused Interviewing, “SFBT is based on the respectful assumption that clients have the inner resources to construct highly individualized and uniquely effective solutions to their problems.”
From the more than 2,000 questions she has collected over the years, Bannink has selected the 101 most relevant for each subject. Much of the material in the 3-volume set is unique and did not appear in the earlier work, inviting therapists to open themselves to a new light on interviewing clients.
“[T]hought-provoking yet practical and accessible . . . . This book will be particularly helpful for trainee therapists due to the range of the 101 questions presented―and I wish it had been on the recommended reading list when I was in training. I can also see it being useful to more seasoned therapists too, as a book that you can dip in and out of, whenever you need. I hope the author will extend the series.”
- Private Practice
About the Author
Fredrike Bannink, MDR, is a clinical psychologist trained in solution-focused coaching and solution-focused mediation. She is the author of many publications on solution-focused therapy, solution-focused interviewing, and mediation, and a trainer for mental health team of Doctors Without Borders. She is based in the Netherlands.