Solution Focused Therapy

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Solution-focused Therapy evolved from the work of Kim Insoo Berg, Steve de Sazer, and their colleagues from a MRI problem focused approach (Nichols, 2013). According to Nichols (2013), solution-focused therapists assume that their client’s should be the experts of their own lives. In this therapy, the client and therapist collaborate to identify a problem and create a goal to fix the problem. The goal of solution-focused therapy is to resolve the presented complaint a client makes in the quickest way possible, without digging deeper than the surface. In other words, since this is a brief therapy the only issues that will be addressed are the presented problems. Solution-focused therapy does not search for underlying issues, in contrast to other therapies like psychodynamic. One aspect I love about this therapy was that the focus is never about how families should be structured, but only how the family wants to improve their lives. Solution-focused therapy meets the wants and needs for each family specifically. From a solution-focused therapy lens, I will explore strengths and limitations in multiple case studies on this therapy. As well, as provide background information about this therapy and the strengths it posses from my perspective. According to Nichols (2013), the techniques of solution-focused therapy are organized around developing well-focused goals and generating solutions based on exceptions. The first step of this therapy is to obtain a brief description of the presenting problem and also what they have done thus far to resolve their issues. Once all the issues have been addressed, the next step is to create precise and concrete goals to fix the problem. In this therapy, there is an emphasis on the importance o... ... middle of paper ... ...ems and set in place goals to improve the overall well-being of the family. All the techniques in this therapy allows the client to start actively thinking on their own what they can do to improve behaviors they do not like . For instance, one technique I particularly enjoy is the miracle question. I think everyone has thought about what heir life would be like if all their problems disappeared. This technique allows the client to implement goals in order to achieve those desires. In addition, I also enjoy that tis therapy s brief, I believe that some problems are only on the surface and we do not have to dig deeper in order to find a solution. Overall, I definitely would use this therapy in my future practice. I think it is a successful therapy that more people can benefit from because it is affordable and gets to the bottom of the problem as quickly as possible.
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