Solution Focused Harm Reduction

Working effectively with people who misuse substances

Authors: Foy, Seán

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  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.  

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“A book written by a clinical expert with credible frontline harm reduction experience... I first met Sean Foy in the mid 1990’s in a day centre for people who were street homeless in London.  We were both front line workers targeting people who were hard to reach. I liked this pragmatic and thoughtful Mayo man straight away.  This book is the culmination of years of Sean’s work with people who have complex and multiple needs; and as such it is an important addition to the literature.” (Tony Duffin, CEO of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Ireland)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Foy, Dr. Seán

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy: An Introduction

    Pages 7-31

    Foy, Dr. Seán

  • Harm Reduction: An Introduction

    Pages 33-52

    Foy, Dr. Seán

  • Addiction: Theories, Conceptualisations and Current Practice

    Pages 53-77

    Foy, Dr. Seán

  • Case Studies

    Pages 79-104

    Foy, Dr. Seán

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Hardcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72334-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 57,19 €
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solution Focused Harm Reduction
Book Subtitle
Working effectively with people who misuse substances
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72335-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72335-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72334-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89172-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 132
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