Solutions in Schools

Creative Applications of Solution Focused Brief Thinking with Young People and Adults

EditorsYasmin Ajmal & Ioan Rees

Published: BT Press

Topics: Brief Therapy

From the introduction by Michael Durrant:
Solutions in Schools illustrates the variety of applications of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy within school settings. The results of putting aside our diagnostic frameworks, our normative views of behaviour and expert opinions about what should work are made clear.

Solutions in Schools is a collection of examples of professional practice that are…

…radical: for example, a seemingly innocuous aspect of the work described by Gillian Strachan: faced with a student who was chronically refusing to attend school, a programme was introduced that included sending school work home to the student, since she actually wanted to keep up with her work.

…elegant: in the way that the practical and often competing demands of the different parts of the education system are worked with and respected. The pragmatic goal is to help things change and move forwards.

This book shows what can happen when we begin to listen differently to the people with whom we work.

£15.50 (+£1.50 post and packing)

Downloadable Sample

You can download the introduction and the first chapter (29 Pages, 520K) here. The sample is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. To view PDFs you may need to install the software from Adobe.