101 Solution-Focused Questions Series Set
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393711250
ISBN 13: 978-0393711257
Step-by-step guides to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for common client problems.This set of guidebooks aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, or trauma by offering them solution-focused (SF) viewpoints and skills. The books invite 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.
Each of the three books contains 101 solution-focused questions (and more) for help with one of the three topics: anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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 these volumes is unique and did not appear in the earlier work, inviting therapists to open themselves to a new light on interviewing clients.
“This set of three multicolored books is an attractive addition to a budding therapist’s literary collection. . . . [A]n excellent title for students in psychology or those new to the practice of therapy.”
- American Reference Books Annual
“While each book does offer the 101 questions advertised in the title, each goes far beyond a simple list of questions. Instead, Bannink opens by laying the foundation for the solution-focused approach. This includes the research-based evidence behind the principles, which she manages to include without compromising the readability of the text. . . . Overall, these books offer a concise, solution-focused approach to addressing difficult, all-too-common issues. Bannink provides a treasure trove of ideas for working with clients. I’ll be referring to these texts in the future.”
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.