Interviewing for Solutions

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Cengage Learning, Feb 28, 2007 - Social Science - 336 pages
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Written in an informal, conversational style, INTERVIEWING FOR SOLUTIONS features a unique solutions-oriented approach to basic interviewing in the helping professions. Peter DeJong and Insoo Kim Berg's proven approach views clients as competent, helps them to visualize the changes they want, and builds on what they are already doing that works. Throughout the book, the authors' present models for solution-focused work, illustrated by examples and supported by research. This edition features integrated multimedia resources, including an instructional DVD with exercises and a Book Companion Website. These unique supplementary materials include demonstration interviews, instructional ideas, class (or workshop) exercises, exercises for practice outside of class, sample test items, tools for solution building with clients, and more.
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Contents

From Problem Solving to Solution Building
1
Solution Building The Basics
13
Skills for Not Knowing
20
Getting Started How to Pay Attention to What the Client Wants
52
How to Amplify What Clients Want The Miracle Question
75
Exploring for Exceptions Building on Client Strengths and Successes
102
Formulating Feedback for Clients
114
Later Sessions Finding Amplifying and Measuring Client Progress
139
Outcomes
235
Professional Values and Human Diversity
244
Agency Group and Community Practice
259
Applications
277
Theoretical Implications
340
SolutionBuilding Tools
351
References
378
Index
388

Interviewing Clients in Involuntary Situations Children Dyads and the Mandated
170
Interviewing in Crisis Situations
213

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About the author (2007)

Peter De Jong, Ph.D., is a professor of social work at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has been an outpatient therapist, case worker, and led trainings and consultations with mental health clinics, family service agencies, juvenile corrections programs, and schools. In addition to co-authoring (with Insoo Kim Berg) two earlier editions of INTERVIEWING FOR SOLUTIONS, he has written several articles and book chapters on solution-focused therapy. Peter continues to develop new practice tools and therapy and training manuals, and to conduct research on practice and how new practitioners acquire a solution-focused outlook and skills.

Insoo Kim Berg, M.S.S.W. is a co-developer of the solution-focused approach and is the director of the Brief Family Therapy Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Many of her 10 books and over 35 papers have been translated into 14 languages. Among her books are FAMILY BASED SERVICES, WORKING WITH THE PROBLEM DRINKER (co-author Scott D. Miller), BUILDING SOLUTIONS IN CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (co-author Susan Kelly), and CHILDREN'S SOLUTION WORK (co-author Therese Steiner). Insoo lectures across North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and Pacific Rim countries and consults with organizations and various government agencies.

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