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Introduction to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

THY-SFT-100

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Introduction to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a one-hour course presenting an overview of key concepts, including background information on the development of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, SFBT questions, including the Miracle Question, with corresponding practice activities, and some limitations of solution-focused brief therapy.

The first module of this course provides both an introductory video to the course as a whole and an introduction to solution-focused brief therapy, including background information on the work of Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg and factors influencing the development of the solution-focused approach to therapy. A video for this module presents Insoo Kim Berg discussing the development of the Solution-Focused approach based on her work with her husband (de Shazer) and the interdisciplinary team of scholars collaborating at the Brief Family Therapy Center they established.

In the second module, the concepts of “problem talk” and “solution talk” are introduced, as the language of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy will be particularly important when investigating the various questions solution-focused therapists employ to assist their clients in moving toward change. Four types of SFBT questions will be explored as foundational techniques underlying the therapeutic process from a solution-focused perspective. These include the Miracle Question, Scaling Questions, Exception-Seeking Questions, and Coping Questions. Readings in this module will be supplemented with video resources and practice activities for each type of question. Examples of all four question types are provided within the course materials. In addition, each activity will extend an opportunity to practice articulating the Miracle Question, Scaling Questions, Exception-Seeking Questions, and Coping Questions in your own words.

Finally, the third module presents limitations and criticisms of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, particularly with respect to the role and influence of the counsellor and the surface-level analysis of client concerns.

The course concludes with three (3) quiz questions to review what you have learned.

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References

Module 1

Corey, G. (2020). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (10th ed.). Cengage Learning.  - Amazon Affiliate Link

DeJong, P., & Berg, I. (1997). Interviewing for solutions (1st ed.). Brooks Cole.  - Amazon Affiliate Link

de Shazer, S. (1982). Patterns of brief family therapy: An ecosystemic approach. The Guilford Press.  - Amazon Affiliate Link

Fitch, T., Marshall, J., Matise, M., & McCullough, G. (2020). Introduction to counseling: A condensed text (1st ed.). Routledge.  - Amazon Affiliate Link

Franklin, C., Trepper, T., McCollum, E., & Gingerich, W. (Eds.). (2012). Solution-focused brief therapy: A handbook of evidence-based practice. Oxford University Press.  - Amazon Affiliate Link

Furman, B. (2020, March 19). Insoo Kim Berg: Brief history of solution-focused therapy [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/vKKIbrw_0as

Kim, J. S., & Franklin, C. (2015). Understanding emotional change in solution-focused brief therapy: Facilitating positive emotions. Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, 11(1), 25–41. Link

Norman, H., McKergow, M., & Clarke, J. (1996). Paradox is a muddle - an interview with Steve de Shazer. The Centre for Solutions Focus at Work, Rapport 34, 41–49. https://sfwork.com/paradox-is-a-muddle

Nylund, D., & Corsiglia, V. (1994). Becoming solution-focused forced in brief therapy: Remembering something important we already knew. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 13(1), 5–12. doi:10.1521/jsyt.1994.13.1.5 - Link

Stalker, C., Levene, J., & Coady, N. (1999). Solution-focused brief therapy: One model fits all? Families in Society, 80(5), 468–477. doi:10.1606/1044-3894.1476 - Link

Module 2

Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. (n.d.). Role play: Solution focused therapy [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/T33j_ZETzUs

Corey, G. (2020). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (10th ed.). Cengage Learning.  - Amazon Affiliate Link

Fitch, T., Marshall, J., Matise, M., & McCullough, G. (2020). Introduction to counseling: A condensed text (1st ed.). Routledge.  - Amazon Affiliate Link

Grande, T. (2016, January 29). Solution-focused brief therapy role-play: Finding exceptions to the problem [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/rRgUxZKizSU

Grande, T. (2016, February 2). Solution-focused brief therapy role-play: Miracle question with social anxiety [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/gcXENqOwulw

Yoneyama-Sims, K. (2020, July 21). Coping questions from solution focused approach [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/zClTe3LdOSo

Module 3

Corey, G. (2020). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (10th ed.). Cengage Learning.  - Amazon Affiliate Link

Fitch, T., Marshall, J., Matise, M., & McCullough, G. (2020). Introduction to counseling: A condensed text (1st ed.). Routledge.  - Amazon Affiliate Link

George, E. (2010). What are the disadvantages of solution focused therapy? The Centre for Solution Focused Practice. https://www.brief.org.uk/resources/faq/disadvantages-of-solution-focus

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