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101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help With Trauma

A step-by-step guide to conducting successful solution-focused therapy for survivors of traumatic experiences.

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

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Trauma
  • Introduction
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Myths about Trauma
  • Posttraumatic Success
  • 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 Trauma
  • Introduction
  • Traditional Approaches to Trauma
  • The SF Approach to Trauma
  • Differences in Approaches To Trauma
  • 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
  • Gratitude
  • Rewriting Negative Stories
  • Homework Suggestions
  • Therapeutic Rituals
  • 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
  • Trauma 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.

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101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help With Trauma

Author: Fredrike Bannink

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