The Centre for Solution Focused Practice


Ajmal, Yasmin, Rees, Ioan (Eds.) (2001) Solution in Schools: Creative applications of solution focused brief thinking with young people and adults. London: BT Press.

Bannink, F. (2010)  1001 Solution-focused Questions  New York:  Norton

Bannink, F.  (2010)  Handbook of Solution-focused Conflict Management  Cambridge: Hofgrefe

Berg, Insoo Kim (1991 and revised 1999) Family Preservation: A brief therapy workbook. London: BT Press.

Berg, Insoo Kim (1994) Family Based Services: A solution-focused approach. New York: Norton.

Berg, Insoo Kim and Miller, Scott (1992)  Working with the Problem Drinker: A solution focused approach. New York: Norton.

Berg, Insoo Kim and Reuss, Norman (1997) Solutions Step by Step: a substance abuse treatment manual. New York: Norton & Wylie.

Berg, Insoo Kim and Kelly, Susan (2000) Building Solutions in Child Protective Services. New York: Norton.

Berg, Insoo Kim and Dolan, Yvonne (2001) Tales of Solution: A collection of hope inspiring stories. New York: Norton.

Berg, Insoo Kim and Steiner, Therese (2003) Children’s Solution Work. New York: Norton.

Berg, Insoo Kim and Szabo, Peter (2005) Brief Coaching for Lasting Solutions. New York; Norton.

Bertolino, Robert (1998) Therapy with Troubled Teenagers - rewriting young lives in progress. USA: Wylie

Bertolino, Bob and O’Hanlon, Bill (1999) Invitation to Possibility Land: An intensive teaching seminar with Bill O’Hanlon. Philadelphia: Brunner/Mazel.

Burns, Kidge (2005) Focus on Solutions: a health professional's guide London: Whurr.

Cade, Brian and O’Hanlon, Bill (1993) A Brief Guide to Brief Therapy. New York: Norton.

Connie, Elliott (2013) Solution Building Couples Therapy. New York: Springer.

Connie, Elliott and Metcalf, Linda (eds) (2009) The Art of Solution Focused Therapy. New York: Springer.

Davis, Thomas and Osborn, Cynthia (2000) The Solution-Focused School Counsellor: Shaping professional practice. Philadelphia: Accelerated Development

de Shazer, Steve (1985) Keys to Solution in Brief Therapy. New York: Norton.

de Shazer, Steve (1988) Clues: Investigating Solutions in Brief Therapy. New York: Norton.

de Shazer, Steve (1991) Putting Difference to Work. New York: Norton.
de Shazer, Steve (1994) Words were Originally Magic. New York: Norton.

de Shazer, Steve, Dolan, Yvonne, Korman, Harry, Trepper, Terry, MacCollum, Eric and Berg, Insoo Kim (2007)  More Then Miracles: the state of the art of solution focused therapy. New York: Haworth

DeJong, Peter and Berg, Insoo Kim (2013) Interviewing for Solutions (fourth edition). Pacific Grove, California: Brooks/Cole.

Dolan, Yvonne (1991) Resolving Sexual Abuse. New York: Norton.

Dolan ,Yvonne (2000) Beyond Survival. London: BT Press

Duncan, Barry, Hubble, Mark, and Miller, Scott (1997) Psychotherapy with Impossible Cases: the efficient treatment of therapy veterans. New York: Norton.

Duncan, Barry, Miller, Scott (2000) The Heroic Client: Doing Client-directed, outcome informed therapy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Durrant, Michael (1993) Residential Treatment. New York: Norton.

Durrant, Michael (1995) Creative Strategies for School Problems. New York: Norton.

Fiske, Heather, (2008) Hope in Action: Solution-Focused Conversations about Suicide. New York/London: Routledge

Franklin, Cynthia, Trepper, Terry, Gingerich, Wallace and McCollum, Eric Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice. New York: Oxford.

Furman, Ben and Ahola, Tapani (1992) Solution talk: Hosting therapeutic conversations. New York: Norton.

Furman, Ben (1998) It’s Never Too Late To Have a Happy Childhood: From adversity to resilience. London: BT Press.

George, Evan, Iveson, Chris, and Ratner, Harvey (1990, revised and expanded 1999) Problem to Solution: Brief therapy with individuals and families. London: BT Press.

Ghul, Rayya, Duncan Lucie and Mousley, Sarah (2006) Creating Positive Futures: Solution focused Recovery from Mental Distress. London: BT Press

 Hanton, P. (2011)  Skills in Solution Focused Brief Counselling and Psychotherapy  London: Sage

Hawkes, David, Marsh, Trevor, and Wilgosh, Ron (1998) Solution Focused Therapy: A handbook for health care professionals. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann.

Henden, John (2008) Preventing Suicide: The Solution Focused Approach West Sussex: Wiley

Hudson, Patricia O’Hanlon and O’Hanlon, William Hudson (1992) Stop Blaming, Start Loving - a solution oriented approach to improving your relationship. New York: Norton.

Hudson, Patricia O’Hanlon and O’Hanlon, William Hudson (1995) Love is a Verb. New York: Norton. Hudson, Pat (1996) The Solution Oriented Woman. New York: Norton.

Iveson, Chris (1990 revised and expanded 2001) Whose Life? Working with older people. London: BT Press.

Iveson. C., George, E., Ratner, H.  (2012)  Brief Coaching: a solution focused approach.  London: Routledge

Jackson, Paul and McKergow, Mark (New edition 2006) The Solutions Focus: Making Coaching & Change simple. London: Nicholas Brealey International.

Jacob, Frederike (2001) Solution Focused Recovery from Eating Distress. London: BT Press.

Johnson, Charlie and Webster, Denise (2002) Recrafting a life: Solutions for chronic pain and illness. New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Kelly, Michael, Kim, Johnny, Franklin, Cynthia (2008) Solution Focused Brief therapy in Schools: A 360-degree View of Research & Practice Oxford Univ Press.

Lee, Mo Yee, Sebold, John, Uken, Adriana (2003) Solution-Focused Treatment of Domestic Violence Offenders: Accountability for Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lethem, Jane (1994) Moved to Tears, Moved to Action: brief therapy with women and children. London: BT Press.

Levy, Ray and O’Hanlon Bill (2001) Try and Make Me: Simple strategies that turn off the tantrums and create co-operation. USA: Rodale Books.

Lipchik, Eve (2002) Beyond Technique in Solution-Focused Therapy. New York: Guildford.

Lowe, Roger (2004) Family Therapy: A constructive framework. London: Sage.

Lueger, Gunther & Korn, Hans-Peter (Eds.) (2006) Solution-Focused Management. Mering, Germany: Rainer Hampp Verlag.

Macdonald, Alasdair (2007) Solution Focused Therapy: Research, Theory & Practice. London: Sage.

Mahlberg, Kerstin and Sjoblom, Maud (2004) Solution Focused Education

McFarland, Barbara (1995) Brief Therapy and Eating Disorders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

McKergow, Mark & Clarke, Jenny (2007) Solutions Focus Working: 80 real life lessons for successful organisational change. Cheltenham: SolutionsBooks.

McKergow, Mark & Clarke, Jenny (Eds.) (2005) Positive Approaches To Change: Applications of Solutions Focus and Appreciative Enquiry at work. Cheltenham: SolutionsBooks.

Meier, Daniel (2005) Team Coaching With The Solution Circle: A practical guide to solutions focused team development.t Cheltenham: SolutionsBooks.

Metcalf, Linda (1995) Counselling Toward Solutions: A practical solution-focused program for working with students, teachers and parents. Centre for Applied Research, New York: Simon & Schuster.

Metcalf, Linda (1997) Parenting Toward Solutions: How parents can use skills they already have to raise responsible, loving kids. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Simon & Schuster.

Metcalf, Linda (1998) Solution Focused Group Therapy. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Metcalf, Linda (1999) Teaching Toward Solutions: Step-by-step strategies for handling academic, behaviour and family issues in the classroom. Centre for Applied Research. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Metcalf, Linda (2004) The Miracle Question: Answer it and change your life. Carmarthen: Crown House.

Miller, Gale (1997) Becoming Miracle Workers: Language and meaning in brief therapy. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.

Miller, Scott and Berg, Insoo Kim (1995) The Miracle Method: A radically new approach to problem drinking. N.Y.: Norton.

Miller, Scott, Hubble, Mark and Duncan, Barry (Eds.) (1996) Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Miller, Scott, Duncan, Barry, and Hubble, Mark (1997) Escape from Babel: Toward a unifying language for psychotherapy practice. New York: Norton.

Milner, Judith and Bateman, Jackie (2011) Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused Approaches. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Murphy, John and Duncan, Barry (1997) Brief Intervention for School Problems: Collaborating for practical solutions. New York: Guilford Press.

Murphy, John (1997) Solution Focused Counseling in Middle and High Schools, Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Myers, Steve (2007) Solution Focused Approaches. Lyme Regis: Russell House

Nelson, Thorana (Ed.) (2005) Education and Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy New York: Haworth

Nelson, Thorana and Thomas, Frank (Eds.) (2007) Handbook of Solution Focused Brief Therapy New York: Haworth

O’Connell, Bill (2012) Solution-Focused Therapy (third edition). London: Sage.

O’Connell, Bill (2001) Solution Focused Stress Counselling. London: Continuum

O’Connell, Bill and Palmer, Stephen (Eds.) (2003) Handbook of Solution Focused Therapy. London: Sage.

O'Connell, Bill, Palmer, Stephen. and Williams, Helen (2012) Solution Focused Coaching in Practice. London: Routledge.

O’Hanlon, Bill (1999) Evolving Possibilities: Selected Papers (eds. O’Hanlon, S. & Bertolino, R.) Phil.: Brunner/Mazel.

O’Hanlon, Bill (1999) Do One Thing Different. New York: William Morrow.

O’Hanlon, Bill and Beadle, Sandy (1996) A Field Guide to Possibility Land. London: BT Press

O’Hanlon, Bill and Bertolino, Robert (1998) Even from a Broken Web: Brief respectful solution-oriented therapy for sexual abuse and trauma. New York: Wiley

O’Hanlon, Bill and Weiner-Davis, Michele (1988) In Search of Solutions: A new direction in psychotherapy. New York: Norton.

O’Hanlon, Bill and Wilk, Jim (1987) Shifting Contexts: the generation of effective psychotherapy New York: Guilford Press

Pichot, Teri and Dolan, Yvonne (2002) Miracles Happen: Agency based solution-focused therapy with court-mandated and other reluctant clients. New York: Haworth

Pichot, Teri and Coulter, Marc (2007) Pet-assisted Brief Therapy: A Solution Focused approach New York: Haworth

Ratner, H., George, E., Iveson, C. (2012)  Solution Focused Brief Therapy: 100 Key Ideas and Techniques.  London: Routledge

Rhodes, John and Ajmal, Yasmin (1995) Solution Focused Thinking in Schools. London: BT Press.

Rohrig, Peter & Clarke, Jenny (Eds.) (2008) 57 SF Activities for Facilitators and Consultants: Putting Solutions Focus into action. Cheltenham: SolutionsBooks.

Rowan,Tim and O’Hanlon, Bill (1999) Solution-Oriented Therapy for Chronic & Severe Mental Illness. New York: Wiley

Selekman, Matthew (1993) Pathways to Change: Brief therapy solutions with difficult adolescents. New York: Guilford Press.

Selekman, Matthew (2002) Living on the Razor’s Edge: Solution-oriented brief therapy with self-harming adolescents. Norton: New York

Selekman, Matthew (1997) Solution Focused Therapy with Children. New York: Guilford Press.

Sharry, John (2007) Solution-Focused Groupwork (second edition). London: Sage

Sharry, John, Madden, Brendan, and Darmody, Melissa (2001) Becoming a Solution Detective: A strengths- based guide to brief therapy. London: BT Press.

Sharry, John (2003) Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families: A strengths -based approach. London: Sage.

Simon, Joel and Nelson, Thorana (2007) Solution Focused Brief Practice with Long Term Clients in Mental Health Services: “I am more than my label” New York: Haworth

Sklare, Gerald (1997) Brief Counselling that Works: A solution-focused approach for school counsellors. Thousand Oaks, Ca.: Corwin Press, Sage Publications.

Thomas, Frank and Cockburn, Jack (1998) Competency-Based Counselling. Minn.: Fortress Press.

Thomas, Frank (2013) Solution-Focused Supervision: A Resource-Oriented Approach to Developing Clinical Expertise. New York: Springer.

Turnell, Andrew and Edwards, Steve (1999) Signs of Safety: A Solution - and Safety - Oriented Approach to Child Protection Casework: New York: Norton.

Tohn, Susan Lee and Oshlag, Jordan (1997) Crossing the Bridge: integrating solution focused therapy into clinical practice. Sudbury, Mass.: Solutions Press.

Walsh, Trish (Ed.) (1997) Solution Focused Child Protection: Towards a positive frame for social work practice. Department of Social Studies Occasional Paper no. 6, Trinity College, Dublin.

Walsh, Trish (2010) The Solution-Focused Helper: ethics and practice in health and social care, Maidenhead, Open University Press/McGraw Hill Education,

Walter, John and Peller, Jane (1992) Becoming Solution-Focused in Brief Therapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Walter, John and Peller, Jane (2000) Recreating Brief Therapy. Preferences & Possibilities. New York: Norton

Weiner-Davis, Michelle (1995) Change Your Life and Everyone In It. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Weiner-Davis, Michelle (1992) Divorce Busting: A revolutionary and rapid program for staying together. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Winbolt, B. (2011)   Solution Focused Therapy for the Helping Professions. London: Jessica Kingsley

Young, Sue (2002) Solutions to Bullying. Tamworth, UK: Nasen

Young, Sue (2009)  Solution-Focused Schools: Anti-bullying and Beyond. London: BT Press

Ziegler, Philip and Hiller, Tobey (2001) Recreating Partnership: A solution-oriented, collaborative approach to couples therapy. New York: Norton.


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