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  • 1. Solution FocussedApproaches to Helping: Scaling Nathan Loynes
  • 2. Scaling QuestionsSteve De Shazer (1940 -2005)Co-founder of the solution focussed approach with Insoo Kim Berg.After asking a client “what is better since last time?” The client said “I’m nearly a 10 now”.Hence, numbers used to understand development
  • 3. BenefitsEasy to useFocus on changeFocus on clients phenomenological existence (Like Person Centred)Broad application
  • 4. Scaling… ‘Steps’1. Explain the scale
  • 5. Alternative scales:
  • 6. Where are we now? 2. The current position
  • 7. Like a jigsaw… 3. Establish a platform: Find out what has already worked.
  • 8. Vision Visualise a higher position; describe how things will look.
  • 9. Success and Strengths 5. Identify earlier success – what happened?
  • 10. Small steps 6. Step forward – Ask the client what small steps they could take
  • 11. Types of ScaleSuccess scaleMotivational scaleConfidence scaleIndependence scale
  • 12. ConclusionBeing a cognitively flexible mentor might mean that at times you have cause to employ solution focussed techniques. This might be when:Discussions of the problem are creating stagnation and or frustration.The mentee is in a contemplative stage of considering the benefits of change.You are being motivational (interviewing).You are empowering the mentee to employ divergent thinking and offer their own solutions that are more likely to succeed than mentor led solutions.