This is the first book to explain the many synergies between solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) and harm reduction (HR). Seán Foy discusses how these two approaches are complementary and when used in conjunction, create a novel way of approaching addiction work. The book covers several detailed case studies examining how the concepts and theories of both approaches are intertwined to enhance and deepen the work undertaken with people who misuse and abuse substances. It will be of great interest to scholars of psychotherapy, social work, social care, addiction, nursing and health care, as well as to practitioners seeking a clearer understanding of solution focused brief therapy and harm reduction and how to apply these to case work with problematic drinkers and drug users.
• Illustrates the application of the theory of solution focused brief therapy and harm reduction to case study examples
• Provides a detailed description of two therapy approaches and how they can improve one another
• Presents SFBT and HR as an effective tool for working with substance misusers
Seán Foy is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working within health services for over 25 years. He first trained in SFBT in the early 1990’s and he has been both a practitioner and trainer in SFBT since that time. He holds qualifications in Social work, Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology.