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Phases of the Strengths-and-Skills-Building Model

JACQUELINE CORCORAN

in Building Strengths and Skills

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195154306
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864287 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154306.003.0005
 Phases of the Strengths-and-Skills-Building Model

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This chapter describes a template of the helping process for the strengths- and skill-building model, which includes engagement; exploration of the problem; exploration of the solution; goal-setting; taking action; and evaluation and termination. Treatment phases exist as constructive parameters that serve to define activities and direct focus. For example, problem- and solution-finding opportunities are not necessarily linear; rather, strengths are identified and solution pathways constructed at all points in the process. Specific techniques, procedures, and principles are drawn from each of the three theories, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Keywords: helping process; engagement; reframing; normalizing; coping questions; resistance; problem-solving; functional analysis; exception-finding; scaling

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