Summary: Solution Focused Brief Therapy

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Solution Focused Brief Therapy I chose this modality of therapy to gain knowledge. I recognize that many of the other modalities rely on the therapist to be the expert on the individual’s problem or concern. I feel that we focus so much on how and where the problem came from and focusing on the past that we spend more time in the past rather than focusing on the positives. I also like this approach as it focus on what positive in one’s life that working for them and allows the individual to be the expert for finding a solution and the therapist becomes the coach is guiding through the solution process. I believe this allows the individual to find strength in managing difficult situations in future situation once the skill is taught. …show more content…
The founders of SFT were influenced by Milton Erickson’s view and belief that the client knows identifies the problem, not the therapist. This originally according to (Cooper & Lesser, 2015) states that originally the model focused on problem patterns as the cursor to formulating the solution. The textbook reading, I could understand that the SFT also recognized that the individual and its environment can assist with the solution to the identified concern.
According to (Brasher, 2009) SFBT is a relatively new model of short term intervention, that was influenced by Milton Erickson and John Weakland. Weakland’s brief problem focused approach was the opposite of solution focus approach.
Solution Focus provided the client the opportunity as mentioned earlier to become the expert, the ability to identify the problem and the therapist simple elicit support to in identifying past success, resources, and strengths to create solutions (Brasher, 2009).
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Many times, clients focus on the problem they are experiencing that they can’t identify or recognize times when they were able to achieve a task or perform despite the problem. The final question that a therapist would use in SFT is the scaling question. Gutterman refers to scaling as the ability for the client to quantify and evaluate the concern. This allows everyone see the progress. I recognize this is very helpful with clients when they do not see progress in change. Having the individual quantify the situation and or solution is helpful. I feel that of all the steps in SFT this is the easiest question to ask. Placing a number and identifying why the number places the person to see the improvement. The other famous question is the miracle question. This is the questions that allows the individual to think of what it would look like without the identified

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