What Works in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Jay McKeel

in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195385724
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199914586 | DOI:
What Works in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

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Change process research looks inside the therapy room to see if and how interventions work and what clients are experiencing during their therapy. This chapter reviews the change process research of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). The first section examines research on several SFBT techniques. This research includes success rates, provides some suggestions derived from that research that practitioners can use to make these interventions more effective, and describes clients' views about some techniques. The second section reports on studies about clients' experiences of SFBT, including information about client optimism and the client-therapist relationship. Some limitations of this body of research are discussed and suggestions for future research are presented.

Keywords: SFBT; change process research; psychotherapy; treatment effectiveness; client feedback; client-therapist relationship

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