Solution-Focused Theory.doc - Running head SOLUTION-FOCUSED THEORY Solution-Focused Theory Shana Nunnally Grand Canyon University PCN-500 May 9 2018 1

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Running head: SOLUTION-FOCUSED THEORY1Solution-Focused Theory Shana NunnallyGrand Canyon University: PCN-500May 9, 2018
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SOLUTION-FOCUSED THEORYSolution-Focused TheorySolution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is a goal-oriented therapy that focuses on a clientspresent and future circumstances, rather than their past experiences and can be used for individual, couple, or family therapy (GoodTherapy.org, 2018). It is an approach that the counselor doesn’t need to know all of the details of a client’s problems in order for them to meet their needed goals and have a successful outcome. In Ana’s case, using SFBT will allow her to work with the counselor to set individualized goals, understand what those goals are and the steps needed to achieve them, and be given specific tasks and/or therapy “homework” based on what happened in the session to hold her accountable and keep her on track emotionally, behaviorally, and mentally (Potter, 2014). Goals and Intervention StrategiesThe goal of SFBT is to find and implement a solution to the problem or problems as soon as possible to minimize time spent in therapy and, more importantly, time spent struggling or suffering” (Positive Psychology Program, 2017, p.2). Although there are many approaches that can be used successfully while using SFBT, asking specific questions and presupposing change will be the most beneficial techniques in Ana’s case. By the counselor asking Ana a certain set of questions, it will provoke her thinking process and create conversation about what goals need to be set and what the proper problem solving techniques are (Potter, 2014).
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