Synopses & Reviews
This book presents Frank F Maple's straightforward model for categorizing information elicited from clients, which he has adapted for social work practice with individuals, families and groups, reflecting the movement in social work toward the current need for solution-based and brief therapy.
Techniques for focusing on the competencies rather than the deficiencies of those who seek help and those who give it are emphasized, and readers are given the opportunity to decide upon appropriate interventions at key points of the interview.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Learning goal-focused interviewing --Goal-focused interviewing with an individual client --Goal-focused interviewing with groups -- Goal focused interviewing with families -- Organizing information --The silent interview -- Other uses of goal-focused interviewing -- When a client and a helper cannot transform a problem into a goal statement -- A few closing thoughts.