Solution-Focused Therapy with Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Jacqueline Corcoran

in Clinical Applications of Evidence-Based Family Interventions

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780195149524
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865154 | DOI:
 Solution-Focused Therapy with Oppositional Defiant Disorder

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While solution-focused therapy shares with other family therapy models a focus on the contextual nature of behavior, its unique focus is on exceptions, times when the problem is not a problem (de Shazer, Berg, Lipchick, Nunnally, Molnar, Gingerich, & Weiner-Davis, 1986). The practitioner helps the family identify resources used during exceptions and then how to amplify strengths and apply them to problem situations. This chapter discusses the beginning evidence for solution-focused therapy, followed by a delineation of the assumptions of the model. Major techniques are explained and applied to a case example.

Keywords: exception-finding; scaling; miracle question; strengths-based

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