Jeffrey Guterman (2009)
|Born||26 April 1958|
|Alma mater||Boston University, Nova Southeastern University|
|Occupation||mental health counseling|
|Known for||solution-focused counseling|
Jeffrey Guterman (//; born April 26, 1958) is an American mental health counselor, educator, and author. He is author of the book, Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling, which was published by the American Counseling Association (ACA) in 2006 (ISBN 1-55620-267-9). A second edition of this book was published by the American Counseling Association in 2013 (ISBN 978-1-55620-332-9). Guterman obtained a B.A. in psychology from Boston University in 1980. In 1985, he obtained an M.S. in counseling psychology from Nova Southeastern University. In 1991, he received an M.S. in family therapy from Nova Southeastern University. In 1992, he was awarded a Ph.D. in family therapy from Nova Southeastern University.
In the 1980s, Guterman was influenced by rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and received personal psychotherapy, training, and supervision in the model from its founder Albert Ellis. In the 1990s, Guterman developed a solution focused brief therapy model called solution-focused counseling. Solution-focused counseling is an integration of solution-focused principles and techniques, postmodern theories, and a strategic approach to eclecticism. Guterman has applied Barbara Held's applications of the process/content distinction as a theoretical basis for a strategic eclecticism in solution-focused counseling. His 1994 article, “A Social Constructionist Position for Mental Health Counseling” published in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling (JMHC) started an ongoing debate on the topic of postmodernism in the JMHC through 2000 and at workshops held at the ACA's conferences in 1996 and 1999. He was associate editor of the JMHC from 1997 to 2000. His cousin is Gerald Guterman, a real estate developer (see ).
- Irving, D, & Guterman, J.T. (2016). Counseling career stories: Identifying strengths and solutions. Counseling Today, pp. 12-14.
- Guterman, J.T., & Martin, C.V. (2016). Using puppets with aggressive children to externalize the problem in narrative therapy. In A.A. Drewes & C.E. Schaefer (Eds.), Play therapy in middle childhood (pp. 135-151). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Guterman, J.T. (2014). Self-acceptance is the key to a healthy self-image. Psych Central. Retrieved from http://psychcentral.com/lib/self-acceptance-is-the-key-to-a-healthier-self-image/00020766
- Schildbach, J., & Guterman, J.T. (2014, June). The stigma of mental illness and the noble savage myth. Counseling Today, pp. 60-63.
- Guterman, J.T. (2013). Mastering the art of solution-focused counseling (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
- Martin, C.V., Guterman, J.T., & Shatz, K.(2012). Solution-focused counseling for eating disorders. VISTAS, 1-11. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/Resources/Library/VISTAS/2012_Vol_1_67-104/2_2012-ACA-PDFs/Article_88.pdf
- Guterman, J.T., Martin, C.V., & Kopp, D.M. (2012). Science and humanities: A necessary unity for the counseling profession. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 51, 145-154.
- Martin, C.V., Guterman, J.T., & Kopp, D.M. (2012). Extending the dialogue about science and humanities in counseling: A reply to Hansen. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 51, 161-163.
- Guterman, J.T. (2011, October). Look out – and beyond: The Singularity is coming. Counseling Today, pp. 46–48.
- Kopp, D.M., Nikolovska, I., Desiderio, K.P., & Guterman, J.T. (2011). "Relaaax, I remember the recession in the early 1980s...": Organizational storytelling as a crisis management tool. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 22, 373-385.
- de Castro, S., & Guterman, J.T.(2008). Solution-focused therapy for families coping with suicide. Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 34, 93-106.
- Guterman, J.T. (2006). Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. ISBN 1-55620-267-9
- Guterman, J.T., & Leite, N. (2006). Solution-focused counseling for clients with religious and spiritual concerns. Counseling and Values, 51, 39-52.
- Guterman, J.T., Mecias, A., Ainbinder, D.L. (2005). Solution-focused treatment of migraine headache. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 13, 195-198.
- Guterman, J.T., & Kirk, M.A. (1999). Mental health counselors and the Internet. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 21, 309-325.
- Guterman, J.T. (1998). Identifying pretreatment change before the first session. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 20, 370-374.
- Guterman, J.T. (1996). Doing mental health counseling: A social constructionist re-vision. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 18, 228-252.
- Guterman, J.T. (1996). Farewell to families: Language systems in the postmodern era. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 4, 139-142.
- Guterman, J.T. (1996). Reconstructing social constructionism: A Reply to Albert Ellis Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 18, 29-40.
- Guterman, J.T. (1996). Tales of mental health counseling. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 18, 300-306.
- Guterman, J. T. (1994). A social constructionist position for mental health counseling. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 16, 226-244.
- Guterman, J. T. (1992). Disputation and reframing: Contrasting cognitive-change methods. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 14, 440-456.
- Guterman. J. T. (1991). Developing a hybrid model of rational-emotive therapy and systemic family therapy: A response to Russell and Morrill. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 13, 410-413.