“With this clear and well written book, Fredrike Bannink makes the solution building approach accessible to many readers.
It is a handbook that is oriented to both students and more advanced practitioners who are interested in sharpening their solution-focused skills.
The format of the handbook has somewhat of a workshop quality. In many of the chapters exercises are offered to give the reader the opportunity to integrate the solution-building approach through action-learning. A wide variety of solution-focused techniques is introduced, for the practitioner to reach out to the clients to mobilize their resources.
The 1001 solution-focused questions presented in this book will give the reader a very good idea of the precise use of language as an important tool in solution-focused interviewing. Questions to negotiate the goal in the beginning of the contact, questions to measure progress and questions to find out what successful steps clients have taken to achieve their goals.
Readers of 1001 Solution-Focused Questions are invited to open themselves to a “new light” on interviewing clients.”
Foreword Insoo Kim Berg (2006)
“1001 Solution Focused Questions gives both practical and thought-provoking ideas for all practitioners, not just solution-focused ones. Bannink is thorough, knowledgeable and accessible in her writing.”
“As always, Fredrike Bannink writes with clarity, calling on her wide knowledge of the field as a trainer and a practitioner. Having worked in other cultures gives her an unusual ability to express complex ideas in clean, simple language. The concept of 1001 questions is original and has a lot to recommend it as a tool for both beginners and experienced practitioners. The book also addresses the relation between solution-focused therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. It provides advice on dealing with impasse and failure, both from the perspective of the therapist and of the client.”
“With this clear and welll written book Fredrike Bannink makes the solution focused model clear to many readers.”
Insoo Kim BergUSA
“This generous and appealing book offers a wide selection of well-constructed Solution-focused questions, engaging training exercises, and creative therapeutic strategies that therapists at all levels of experience and expertise are sure to find useful.”
“This book (originally published in Dutch) is intended to be a handbook for the solution-focused interviewing method. Living up to the title of her work, author and clinical psychologist Bannink literally does provide 1001 solution focused questions; these can be found in Chapter 10. However, Bannink delves much deeper than this simple list, offering the reader a brief history of solution focused work, a guide to identifying the various types of client motivation, and specific information on how to use solution focused interviewing in therapy sessions. Furthermore, Bannink includes a total of twenty-four exercises throughout the book. These are designed both as occasions for self-reflection and as opportunities to practice solution focused methods.