Solution-Focused Therapy Case Study

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After the family answers about the reasons for being there, the family members were asked to tell about themselves and their children (see Appendix 1, para. 12): health status; what each likes and dislikes about school, friends, doing in their free time, and things that make them happy and these were put on ecomaps. Ecomaps of each family member are attached as appendixes three to seven. Ecomaps are used as a tool to emphasize the healthy aspects of each person's life and areas that could become more supportive. They are also used to bring the focus towards the goal of becoming healthy and balanced. By looking at each person individually, it is easier to notice if someone is being swallowed up by family caretaking. The tool seems to align with a systemic theory because it looks at how the individual is relating to others and his or her own psychological, physical, social, mental, sexual, and spiritual needs. This tool elaborates on the family history in order to aid in the treatment theory selection and the treatment plan development.
Nancy as the primary caretaker of the children will need to maintain awareness of her own life balance and self-care by getting enough exercise, time with
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The basis of SFT is to be future focused with an emphasis on what life would be like if the problem were solved (Nichols, 2017, p. 258). This is achieved by identifying exceptions to the problem behaviour or situation and reframing the belief that the problem behaviour is an absolute, amplifying the exceptions and contributors to the exceptions (Nichols, 2017, p. 258). This approach may amplify the self-esteem of Ben in dealing with his emotional outburst problems by pointing out when he is able to control his emotions or work through issues without outbursts. By noticing that there is something that he has done to achieve success, he can realize that he is part way to solving the
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