ohanlon-ea-2003Bill O'Hanlon B., Weiner-Davis M. (2003) In Search of Solutions: A New Direction in Psychotherapy. New York, W.W. Norton.


Recognized leaders in the solution-oriented movement, O’Hanlon and Weiner-Davis provide guidelines for clinicians in implementing solution-oriented language and explain how to avoid dead ends. Now available in paperback, including new material to bring the reader up-to-date on advances in this growing field.


  • Introduction
  • The Evolution of Psychotherapy: From Explanations and Problems to Solutions
  • Challenging Assumptions: Furnishing Premises for Solution-Oriented Therapy
  • The Uncertainty Principle in Therapy: Co-creating Solvable Problems
  • Watch Your Language: Having a Conversation for Change
  • The Session as Intervention: The Components of Solution-Oriented Interviewing
  • Prescriptions for Change: Altering the Doing and the Viewing of the Problem
  • Amplifying and Maintaining Change: Keeping the Ball Rolling
  • The Road Not Taken: Paths to Avoid in Therapy
  • Ready, Fire, Aim: Putting Solution-Oriented Therapy into Practice
  • A Conversation


Bill O’Hanlon, is a founder of Possibility and Inclusive Therapies and is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books, including Do One Thing Different and Quick Steps to Resolving Trauma. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Michele Weiner-Davis, Ph.D. is an internationally known relationship expert, marriage educator, best-selling author and psychotherapist, specializing in a solution-oriented approach aimed at helping people change their lives quickly and painlessly.

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