Flashcards in class notes Solution focused therapy Deck (11)
Three distinct features that underpin a solution focused approach to counselling
: A collaborative and mutually respectful partnership between client and counsellor.
: A focus on clients strengths and resources and an optimistic view about the future.
: A counselling framework that is conversational in emphasis.
How is counselling relationship viewed?
It is seen as an equal partnership where the counsellor works collaboratively with client to find solutions to problems.
The counselling processes challenges
the clients constructions about the world particularly in terms of their focus on problems.
This approach focus on assisting the client to
identify their strengths for the purpose of helping the client find solutions to their problems
Solution focused counselling generally follow a specific sequence that includes engaging the client by
listening and responding to the clients description of the problem
identifying the goals and resourcefulness and;
identifying exceptions to the current difficulties
Solution focus serves to construct pathways for change through the use of questioning
questions that exaggerate consequences
miracle questions and
questions that presuppose change
SFT assist clients in generating creative solutions and tasks through
viewing the client as the expert
highlight exceptions to the clients situation
externalise the problem
create achievable tasks 9 with rewards)
therapy facilitates a mutually respectful collaborative relationship by
actively listening and attending to the client
avoiding blame or judgement
validating the clients perceptions and experiences
matching the clients language pace and tone
assisting clients to change the way they perceive an experience
the emphasis of reframing is expanding the clients view of the world
A reframe is formed by
ring information from the client and considering this information from a different perspective that maybe meaningful to the client.