Solution-focused practice is used across a range of settings, with diverse groups of people and within varying activities. Having begun in the relatively small world of therapy, it has long since been applied in virtually every other type of human endeavour where people talk together to help change to happen. As well as in health and social care, solution-focused practice is now widely used in educational settings (Durrant, 1994; Rhodes and Ajmal, 1995; Ajmal and Rees, 2001; Måhlberg and Sjöblom, 2004; Kelly, Kim and Franklin, 2008; Young, 2009) and in organisational work (Jackson and McKergow, 2002; McKergow and Clarke, 2007). One of the features that make solution-focused practice flexible and adaptable for use in such a range of situations is the simplicity of its process. In the preceding chapters, I have simplified further, by mainly explaining and illustrating this process in the context of one-to-one help being provided in structured sessions. In this chapter, I hope to give a flavour of the variety of the approach and to provide and provoke some ideas about how it can be applied outside of this most simple context.
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