The Strengths Approach

The Strengths Approach

We talk a lot about strengths here at Innovative Resources. But how does recognising strengths relate to the practice of a strengths-based philosophy?

In this definitive publication, Wayne McCashen provides a practical guide to the Strengths Approach as it is used by social workers, psychologists, counsellors and many other people in the human service professions. The Strengths Approach is a model of intervention that shifts the focus of work with clients from power-over to power-with, from deficits to capacities, from expert-focussed to the-client-as-expert.

Wayne McCashen clearly describes the ideas, values, beliefs and frameworks that help create respectful ways of working with people. His book is full of anecdotes and examples of strengths-based practice in action. Noticing strengths and exceptions, creating 'pictures of the future', using the column approach, measuring change and client-owned recording are just a few of the topics explored.

This is an accessible, comprehensive text and one of our best-selling publications.

Click here to view the Foreword and Contents pages of The Strengths Approach.

Published by Innovative Resources, 2005.
Reprinted 2006, 2008 and 2010.
Paperback, 240mm x 170mm, 208 pages; includes annotated bibliography.
ISNB: 978 192094513 8 

Product Code: 8007

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