Useful Textbooks

Our recommended list of publications, to gain a greater depth of knowledge and understanding of the solution focused approach.

Berg, Insoo Kim (1991) Family Preservation: A Brief Therapy Workbook. (ed. George, Evan) London: BT Press

Berg, Insoo Kim & Miller, Scott D. (1992) Working with the Problem Drinker: A Solution Focused Approach. New York: Norton

Burns, K. (2005) Focus on solution: a health professional’s guide.  Whurr

Darmody, Melissa, Madden, Brendan & Sharry, John, (2002). Becoming a Solution Detective – A Guide to Brief Therapy. London

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

De Shazer, Steve (1991) Putting Difference to Work. New York: Norton

Dolan, Yvonne (2000) Beyond Survival: Living Well is the Best Revenge. BT Press

George, Evan, Iveson, Chris & Ratner, Harvey (1990) Problem to Solution: Brief Therapy with Individuals and Families. London: BT Press

Henden, John (2008) Preventing Suicide:  the Solution Focused Approach.  John Wiley & Sons

Henden, John (2011) Beating Combat Stress:  101 Techniques for Recovery.  Wiley-Blackwell

Hudson, Patricia O’Hanlon & O’Hanlon, William Hudson (1992) Re-writing Love Stories: Brief Marital Therapy. New York: Norton

Jackson, Paul & McKergow, Mark (2002) The Solutions Focus. London: Nicholas Brearley

Jacob, Frederike (2003) Solution Focused Recovery from Eating Disorders. BT Press

Kollar, Charles, A. (1997) Solution-Focused Pastoral Counselling:  An Effective Short-Term Approach for Getting People Back on Track.  Zondervan

Leuger, Gunter & Korn, Hans-Peter (Eds) (2006)

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

Mahlberg, Kerstin & Sjoblom, Maud (2004) Solution Focused Education. Mareld, Stockholm, Sweden

McKergow, Mark & Clarke, Jenny (2006) Eds Positive Approaches to Change. Solutions Books

McKergow, Mark & Clarke, Jenny (2008)  Solutions Focus Working:  80 Real Life Lessons for Successful Organisation Change.  Solutions Books

Nelson, Thorana (Ed) (2005) Education & Training in Solution Focused Therapy.  The Haworth Press

O’Connell, Bill (2005) Solution Focused Therapy (Brief Therapies) London: Sage

O’Hanlon, Bill (1999) Do One Thing Different: 10 Simple Things to Change Your Life. New York: Harper Collins

Peacock, Fletcher (2001) Water the Flowers, Not the Weeds. Montreal, Quebec: Open Heart Publishing

Rohrig, Peter & Clarke, Jenny (2008) 57 SF Activities for Facilitators and Consultants:  Putting Solutions Focus into Action.  Solutions Books 

Tohn, Susan Lee & Oshlag, Jordan A (1995) Crossing the Bridge: Integrating Solution Focused Therapy into Clinical Practice. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Solutions Press

Weiner-Davis, Michele (1993) Divorce Busting. New York: Fireside