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Interviewing for Solutions (Psy 642 Introduction to Psychotherapy Practice), 4th Edition

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.


“A clear description and actual teaching of a model that truly supports strengths-based, collaborative practice. It is neither over-simplified nor ideological. This text is essential to teaching these methods to students/learners.”

About the Author

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.

I love the size of this book it’s so small. I find many of the dialogues helpful. One of the better textbooks I’ve been forced to purchase.

This book is very helpful. It has real counseliing session dialoges so you can see how the methods are used. Well written and easy to follow.

Product Details :

  • File Size: 9709 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 4 edition (September 24, 2013)
  • Language: English

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