Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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The following assignment will consist of two sections.In Section A the student will discuss solutions focused brief therapy, concentrating on the theoretical principles. An overview will be provided on the history and background of solution focused brief therapy. The basic assumptions that are so unique to this therapeutic approach will be highlighted. The central constructs namely exceptions, change talk, solutions and strengths and resources will be explained.Goals and outcomes are what solution focused brief therapy is all about. Thus, a detailed description regarding goal attainment will be explained. The therapeutic process regarding the roles of the counsellor and the client will be discussed. Therapeutic techniques that can be applied…show more content…
The approach is directed towards the attainment of objectives identified during therapy, that can lead to positive change for the client. Solution Focused Brief Therapy ( SFBT ) is a therapeutic method that empowers clients to construct positive change in their lives in a short-term period. SFBT holds two essential assumptions when it comes to creating change: 1) to facilitate the process where the client defines the outcome of therapy if it is to be effective, in other words, what will the preferred outcome be and 2) the therapist creates awareness about the strengths and resources and how it can be applied to create change ( Ratner, George & Iveson,2012…show more content…
Both the counsellor and client collaborate to find solutions. The counsellor does not place emphasis on the client’s problems but motivates them towards a preferred future. The counsellor focusses on the client’s strengths and resources to help them move forward ( Murdock, 2013 ). It is essential that the counsellor concedes that the client is in charge of their problem and of changes that have to transpire. The role of the counsellor is to enable these changes and direct the process towards a positive outcome ( Corey, 2014

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