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Case Study AnalysisSolution-Focused Theory Application: The Case of AnaKelly DonaldsonPCN 500 Counseling TheoriesGrand Canyon UniversityProfessor Rebecca RicheyOctober 4th, 20171
Case Study AnalysisSolution-Focused Theory Application: The Case of AnaSolution-Focused Therapy (SFT) was developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg who found it important to listen to what people want and what works best for the individual (Buck, n.d.). The approach SFT takes emphasizes the idea that the client knows where he/she wants to go and is motivated to get there. The objective of this case study will explain why SFT is the most beneficial therapy to use for Ana, the goals of counseling, the role of the counselor and the client, length of treatment, population and social/cultural needs, any additional information, and associated risks.SFT ConceptsSF therapy is based on seven basic philosophies and assumptions: (1) change is both constant and certain, (2) stresses what is changeable and possible, (3) the clients desire to change, (4) clients are the experts and plan their own goals, (5) clients have their own strengths and resources to solve their problems, (6) treatment is short-term, (7) focus on the future rather the past (Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, n.d.).Why SFT Over OthersSolution-Focused Therapy is most beneficial for Ana because it allows her to receive proper and effective treatment while not exceeding the number of sessions granted to her by her insurance. Being able to offer the full treatment is extremely important to reach the goals the