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Running head: SOLUTION-FOCUSED THEORY1The Application of Solution-Focused Theory to the Case of AnaGrand Canyon University: PCN-500October 17, 2018
SOLUTION-FOCUSED THEORY2The Application of Solution-Focused Theory to the Case of AnaSolution-Focused Theory OverviewSolution-Focused was founded by many great optimistic theorist, such as Steve de Shazerand Insoo Kim Berg. These theorists believed that how you talk can create and define one’s reality which lies no complete truths (Murdock, 2017). Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg looked up to Milton Erickson’s work because of his “use of language, metaphor, and hypnosis to draw out clients’ strengths so that they can be applied to current problems” (Murdock, 2017). Solution-Focused therapy is a combination of other approaches. This therapy would be great for Ana because it focuses on her current issue. According to Lecture 7, this theory places no emphasis on the client past problems but zeroing in on her present and future (2018). This theorycan help Ana turn her current reality around by reconstructing her negative solutions (behavior/thinking) into more positive ones that will be more meaningful and impactful. Appropriate Concepts of this TheorySteve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg founded this theory on seven straightforward philosophies and assumptions: change is constant and certain, the counselor focuses on what is changeable and possible for the client, the client must be willing to change, clients are the professionals of their goals, clients have the experiences and resources to help resolve their current issue, this therapy session can be completed in a short period of time, and no emphasis onthe past, instead focuses on the present and future (counselling directory, 2018). This theory willhelp Ana set aside her weakness for a moment and pull out her strength so that she will be able tochange. Solution-focused therapy will also help Ana outline clear and defined goals to help turn her negative reality to positive.