Brief Intervention for Deliberate Self Harm: an Exploratory Study

The objective of this study was to develop & explore the effectiveness of a 4-session intervention that combined elements of acceptance & commitment therapy with elements of solution focused brief therapy to prevent deliberate self-harm in adults. An experimental pilot study with follow-up assessments at 4- & 6-months after baseline was conducted using a random […]

A Solution-Focused Approach (IN: Suicide: Strategies and Interventions for Reduction and Prevention, ed. by S Palmer


Hope in Action: Solution-Focused Conversations About Suicide

This book provides a thorough grounding in the use of solution-focussed therapy to elicit & reinforce hope & reasons for living. Strategies are demonstrated with stories, case vignettes, & transcripts. A set of practice principles based on the existing empirical evidence in the context of clinical utility & client expertise is offered.

Preventing Suicide: the Solution Focused Approach

This book includes the following chapters: how to use this book; the book’s style & purpose; defining suicide & self-harm; current service provision: risk assessment, management & medication; other approaches to helping the suicidal; what is solution focused brief therapy?; suicide encounters: the crucial first ten minutes; the solution focused approach in working with the […]

Strategic Solution Focused Therapy: Doing What Works in Crisis Intervention