SOLUTION FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY
how it works and what it treats
Solution focused (brief) therapy (SFBT) is a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change that is conducted through direct observation of clients’ responses to a series of precisely constructed questions. Solution Focus Brief Therapy focuses on addressing what clients want to achieve by exploring the history and provenance of problem(s).
Solution Focus Brief Therapy sessions typically focus on the present and future on identifying the client’s goals, generating a detailed description of what life will be like when the goal is accomplished and the problem is either gone or coped with satisfactorily. In order to develop effective solutions, the Solution Focused psychotherapist search diligently through the client’s life experiences for “exceptions,”, for “expected future miracle”, hunting resources to bear upon present problems, that are already inside of the persons, but cannot be identified by him/herself, like their own internal competencies, skills; as well as, their immediate support systems and supportive social networks.
This approach helps people when they are in a gridlock and all they can do is to analyze the problem and to seek for a solution.