Solution Focused Therapy Reflection

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Reflecting back on the course of Interventions II, the coursework and in-residence portion had given me a better insight in learning how to define my personal and professional identity. The implementation of a “mock” clinical therapy sessions during the in-residence portion had been a challenge in the beginning due to the lack of having any type of background in conducting a therapy session. These therapy sessions provided the needed feedback from the instructor and my peers to gain a better understanding my theoretical orientations and areas in which I can work on to become a more competent therapist. The coursework that was provided through this course also assisted in having a better knowledge base for my future practice based on empirically …show more content…
This approach is interesting because it addresses the resiliency of the client and the client can build upon a strength-based foundation to work towards solutions (George, 2008). I feel that this approach can be applied in many different situations to build on the strengths and past successes than to correct the past failures or mistakes. Secondly, in this approach the therapist understands, accepts, and uses the client’s unique worldviews during the process of identifying and amplifying exceptions (George, 2008). Lastly, this approach uses the imagination of client to visualize the future through questioning that can allow for a clear picture of what the solution may look like even when the problem may not be clearly defined. I find one of my strengths through the use of the peer evaluation form shows that I have good techniques to ask the right questions to gain a better understanding of the problem the client is presenting. In looking at this theoretical approach, I found through reading that it shares important features with Carl Rogers’ person-centered therapy with the emphasis on facilitating the client’s ability to cope and to solve problems, long-term positive effects, and acceptance of the client’s internal frame of reference …show more content…
In an assessment of my ability to give and receive feedback can be found to be challenging at times. I found that you need to give advice that assists in helping the other individual grow in their knowledge base without bringing in our own potential biases. In looking at myself as a whole, I know I may hold different biases that may be different from someone else which may cause potential conflict. I know that it is also important to use identifying areas that are needed to improve and areas in which the individual that you are giving feedback to excel in. I feel during the role play sessions with the use of the peer evaluation form and feedback given during our discussions had assisted me in learning the areas that I would need to work on more and areas that I have excelled. Also, during the time in-residence I used the feedback from others to explore the areas in which I could work on to become a more competent

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