Doing Something Different
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practices
Edited by Thorana Nelson
First, big kudos to Thorana Nelson: she had the vision to put together this book and the stamina to make that happen. Contacting many different authors, making a case for sharing their expertise and collecting their contributions is no easy feat.
This book is not an introduction to Solution-Focused Practice but rather it is a collection of stories by solution-focused practitioners for anyone interested in Solution-Focus: it could be titled “Solution-Focus meets real life”.
The book consists of 76 chapters with 76 stories of Solution-Focus as applied in consulting, therapy, training and coaching today. In the book the reader can find items as diverse as advanced techniques & protocols to be used in certain situations; case studies; training strategies and exercises; and outrageous moments in therapy.
The contributors include many well-known names in the Solution-Focused community.
I contributed 3 chapters to the book:
- Reducing Personnel Turnover Rate from 50% to 10%: a case study of a Solution-Focused intervention carried out by me and others in an Italian company to keep young talents from leaving
- Opening for Brief Coaching Session: a script I find very effective for opening Brief-Coaching sessions, where time is at a premium and all that is said (or unsaid) matters
- Change We Can Believe in: a snapshot of a coaching conversation I had with a client where the uniqueness of Solution-Focus practice is put to action
I hope you all enjoy the book!!