Solution-Focused Therapy


in Building Strengths and Skills

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195154306
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864287 | DOI:
 Solution-Focused Therapy

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This chapter provides an overview of solution-focused therapy, an approach that emphasizes the strengths people bring and how these can be applied to the change process. The theoretical roots of solution-focused therapy, the underlying assumptions of the approach, and the research on solution-focused therapy are discussed. The main focus of the chapter is on solution-focused techniques, such as the purposive use of language, joining with the client to foster collaborative work, exploring non-problem situations for solutions, creating a future without the problem, and scaling interventions for goal-setting and measuring progress.

Keywords: exception-finding; miracle question; scaling; relationship questions; change process; language; non-problem situations

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