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Solution focused therapy

  1. 1. Solution Focused Therapy Course: Working with Families February 10, 2012 Group Project presented by Kyle McNair, Linda Ellison and Lesley Smith
  2. 2. Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) • Focuses on solutions rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy. • Offers a connection between strategic theories and language theories • Emphasizes the need for clients to have clear and concise goals.
  3. 3. Steve deShaver And Insoo Berg • Co-Developed SFT • Research for SFT based from the Brief Therapy Center in Milwaukee 177
  4. 4. Eve Lipchik • Clinician affliated with BFTC • Developed a controversial model for working with domestic violence • Differs from most therapy models because the batterer is included in the sessions Picture: htm 177
  5. 5. Michelle Weiner-Davis • Her book, Divorce Busting is addressed to couples. • Known for including the following phrase in therapy: “Do a one-eighty” • If what a person is doing is not working, then he or she is advised to do the opposite. Picture: http://www.sideroad. com/images/michele_davis.jpg
  6. 6. SFT Therapist Optimistic Approach to Therapy • Starts session by discussing anything that is not related to the client’s issues, (weather, job, school etc..). • Avoids confrontation or disagreements • Asks a series of questions designed to retrieve exceptions to the problem. Pg. 178
  7. 7. Bill O’Hanlon • Hypnotist that combined the ideas of his teacher, Hypnosist Milton Erickson with the SFT. • Ideas based on the phenomenon, Naturalistic Trance • Uses language that matches the client’s language • • ex: Client- “I see him failing.” Therapist- “ It looks bleak to you.” Pg. 178
  8. 8. Compliments • Validation and acknowledgements by the therapist encourages the client to change his or her way of thinking, while giving the message that the therapist has been listening and cares(pg. 178). • Helps to point out what the client is doing that is working • Encourages self compliment by inviting the client to describe a situation where he or she did something productive to correct the problem http://www.psychotherapy. net/data/uploads/4c6522b7d1927.mp4
  9. 9. Example of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Conducted by Insoo Berg In this clip, Berg demonstrates the SFBT she used in marriage counseling
  10. 10. Discussion More to Come • SFT Therapists assigns formula tasks for married couples to try at home.
  11. 11. Summary • SFT is factual, cognitive, and easily teachable. • It is clear, concise and obtains an optimistic view of people. • Refers to the past only to gain insight on exceptions to the problem • Therapist praises the client’s accomplishments and strengths