Interviewing for Solutions

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Cengage Learning, Feb 15, 2012 - Social Science - 464 pages
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Peter DeJong and Insoo Kim Berg's INTERVIEWING FOR SOLUTIONS features a proven, solutions-oriented approach to basic interviewing that 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.
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From Problem Solving to Solution Building
Solution Building The Basics
Skills for Not Knowing and Leading from One Step Behind
Getting Started How to Pay Attention to What the Client Wants
How to Amplify What Clients Want The Miracle Question
Exploring for Exceptions Building on Client Strengths and Successes
Formulating Feedback for Clients
Later Sessions Finding Amplifying and Measuring Client Progress
Evidence Base
Professional Values and Human Diversity
Agency Group and Organizational Practice
Theoretical Implications
SolutionBuilding Tools

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

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About the author (2012)

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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