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101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Depression

A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for common depression problems.

This book aims to help therapists working with clients who struggle with depression 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 depression, with a focus on the clients’ preferred future and the pathways to get there.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Depression
  • Introduction
  • Depression
  • 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 Depression
  • Introduction
  • Traditional Approaches to Depression
  • The SF Approach to Depression
  • Differences in Approaches to Depression
  • Chapter 4: Creating a Context for Change
  • Introduction
  • The Therapeutic Alliance
  • Focusing on Change
  • Acknowledgment and Validation
  • Normalizing and Reframing
  • Crisis and Suicide
  • Building Hope and Optimism
  • 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
  • Developing a Positive View of Oneself
  • Chapter 7: Working on Progress
  • Introduction
  • Follow-Up Sessions
  • Assessing Progress
  • Gratitude
  • Rewriting Negative Stories
  • Homework Suggestions
  • Chapter 8: Concluding Therapy
  • Introduction
  • Concluding Therapy
  • Behavior 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
  • Depression and Relationships
  • 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

  • 1001 Solution-Focused Questions: Handbook for solution-focused interviewing
  • 101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with Anxiety
  • 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 Depression

Author: Fredrike Bannink

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