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    Solution Focused Brief Therapy Manual and general SFBT Articles
    Lee, M. Y., Uken, A., & Sebold, J. (2004). Accountability for change: Solution-focused treatment with domestic violence offenders. Families in Society, 85(4), 463-476. {2004 Accountability for Change.pdf}
    Article Synopsis: This article centers on the effectiveness of treatment with domestic violence offenders using a solution-focused framework instead of other approaches such as cognitive-behavioral, feminist, and psychodynamic. The study consisted of a one-group pre/post-test design, and a six-month follow-up was conducted to assess effectiveness of the treatment program. JWW
    Milner, J., & Singleton, T. (2008). Domestic violence: Solution-focused practice with men and women who are violent. Journal of Family Therapy, 30(1), 29-53. {2008 Domestic Violence.pdf}
    Article Synopsis: The authors reviewed a program headed by the Domestic Violence Team (DVT), in the United Kingdom, that targeted reducing domestic violence; the program began in 2001 as a pilot study and was tracked until 2004. JWW
    Pan, P. J.D., Deng, L-Y.F., Chang, S.S.H., & Jiang, K. J-R. (2011). Correctional officers' perceptions of a solution-focused training program: Potential implications for working with offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55(6), 863-79. doi:10.1177/0306624X10378231 {2011 SF Therapy Working with Offenders.pdf}
    Article Synopsis: This article was composed as an exploratory study to investigate correctional officers’ perceptions of a solution-focused approach (SFA) to working with criminal offenders. Research took place in a Taiwanese jail, and researchers were mainly interested in implementing a practical approach that would assist offenders within a short time frame (i.e., length of their incarceration). JWW
    Walker, L., Sakai, T., & Brady, K. (2006). Restorative circles—A reentry planning process for Hawaii inmates. Federal Probation, 70(1), 33-37. {2006 Restorative Circles.pdf}
    Article Synopsis: This article focused on the concept of the Restorative Circle—initially a pilot study from 2005 that aimed at successful reentry of prison inmates into society. The ultimate goal, using a solution-focused framework, was to have the inmate understand how his or her actions (i.e., illegal behavior) impacted not only their victims, but also their families and the extended community. JWW

    citationCorcoran, J., Pillai, V. (2009). A review of the research on solution-focused therapy. British Journal of Social Work, Vol 39(2) pp. 234-242.
    Article synopsis:The authors reviewed all treatment outcome research involving Solution-Focused Therapy between the years 1985 and 2006. The articles reviewed were limited to published studies in the English language. The authors were interested in peer reviewed studies that contained participant information, an identified Solution-Focused intervention, and a methods section. Of all the literature reviewed, ten studies met that criteria and were evaluated. KG
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