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101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Anxiety

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.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Anxiety
  • Introduction
  • Anxiety
  • Positive Emotions
  • Balancing Positive and Negative Emotions
  • Chapter 2: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Introduction
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Problem-Talk or Solutions-Talk
  • Solution-Focused Questions
  • Four Basic SF Questions
  • Chapter 3: Therapeutic Approaches to Anxiety
  • Introduction
  • Traditional Approaches to Anxiety
  • The SF Approach to Anxiety
  • Differences in Approaches to Anxiety
  • Chapter 4: Creating a Context for Change
  • Introduction
  • The Therapeutic Alliance
  • Focusing on Change
  • Acknowledgment and Validation
  • Normalizing and Reframing
  • Building Hope
  • Chapter 5: Describing the Preferred Future
  • Introduction
  • Setting a Well-Defined Goal
  • Future-Oriented Techniques
  • Using Different Perspectives
  • Assessing Motivation, Hope and Confidence
  • Chapter 6: Finding Competence
  • Introduction
  • Finding Strengths and Resources
  • Finding Exceptions
  • Scaling Questions
  • Chapter 7: Working on Progress
  • Introduction
  • Follow-Up Sessions
  • Assessing Progress
  • Homework Suggestions
  • Chapter 8: Concluding Therapy
  • Introduction
  • Concluding Therapy
  • Behaviour Maintenance
  • Impasse and Failure
  • Celebrating Success
  • Chapter 9: Reflection and Feedback
  • Introduction
  • Reflecting on the Session
  • Clients' Feedback
  • Chapter 10: Focus on Well-Being
  • Introduction
  • Clients' Well-Being
  • Anxiety and Relationship
  • Therapists' Well-Being
  • References
  • Websites
  • About the Author

Author Bio:

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.

Also available from this author

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  • 101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Depression
  • 101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Trauma
  • Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success
101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Anxiety

Author: Fredrike Bannink

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