Are you tired of having to compromise your philosophy of counseling to fit the world of managed care? Are you trying to save time while creating a hopeful atmosphere for your clients? Are you looking for more effective ways to encourage responsibility, raise self-esteem and develop life-long abilities in your clients? This book offers a new strategy for any helping professional who answered yes to the above questions. Based on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, the 4-P Solutioning process provides therapists with key methods to end blaming, encourage responsibility, and empower clients to find and use solutions. Solutioning is not an all-encompassing theory that requires a radical change in philosophy, but a language that promotes growth, change, and flexibility. It encourages the practitioner to blend tried-and-true techniques with the solutioning attitude and supplementary interventions, allowing the efficiency necessary for managed care survival. This book provides therapists with: The language of the 4-Ps, taught using easily accessible practice sheets; skill highlights which focus on pre-existing skills that can be given a solutioning slant; solutioning applications that illustrate how particular interventions apply to common mental health issues; intakes, treatment plans, progress notes, and many other usable tools, along with specific adaptations for family, couple, and play therapy; a complete solutioning group program and the curriculum for teaching the 4-P process with lessons and handouts.