Solution-Focused Brief Therapy And The Recovery Model

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The following therapies all share similarities when it comes to assumptions which have been made about them, solution-focused brief therapy, the recovery model, and resilience model. One assumption that is similar between both the resiliency model and focused brief therapy is that they both empower and encourage clients to choose and set their own goals for therapy or the counseling session (Riosalado, 2015). Another similarity among assumptions of the therapies are models consist of the belief that people can overcome challenges (Riosalado, 2015). Both solution-focused therapy and the recovery model share similar assumptions. Those are that they are person driven, and focus on building positive views of the future (Riosalado, 2015). Other …show more content…
This type of client may continuously get into trouble while in class for impulsively engaging in unacceptable activities. They may not think before acting. For example they might find the need to switch around to different seats during class without permission, causing distraction to the class. They may also make unnecessary and unacceptable noises during class annoying and distrusting the teacher. The problem for which the client is seeking help is due to disruptive and unmaintainable behaviors in the class room. Based on the outcome research for the recovery model, a situation which it would be appropriate to use this approach is, when working with a person who wants to recover from drinking alcohol. This person has drank at least a 5th of alcohol on almost a daily basis for 6 years straight. The problem this person is suffering from is becoming an alcoholic, finally wanting to recover. Based on the outcome research for resiliency therapy, a situation in which it would be appropriate to use to use this approach is, when working with a child who has been sexually abused. This client may suffer from feelings of shame, self-blame, and an unbalanced nervous system. This person may seek help for getting over the traumatic …show more content…
One idea is the technique used in solution-focused therapy. This technique was the use scaling questions to assess client motivation. I would use this as an indicator to both me and the client to show how motivated they really are to change and what they are doing to take the next step to change. The fact that recovery is supported by peers and allies (Riosalado, 2015). This ideas was interesting to me because I agree with it. I would use this in my counseling by finding people who suffer or have suffered with similar issues, and have them share their stories as well as offer support. I also find the idea that youth and families have voice and choice in services and supports (Riosalado, 2015). This is interesting because I think they should to some point. Who knows better what is going on with the family and what help they need besides the family themselves? I would incorporate this idea into my counseling by listening and considering suggestions and input from the family and its

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