Solution-Focused_Therapy.docx - Running Head Solution-Focused Therapy Solution-Focused Therapy Clay Boettcher Grand Canyon University CNL-500 Theories

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Running Head: Solution-Focused Therapy Solution-Focused Therapy Clay Boettcher Grand Canyon University CNL-500: Theories and Models of Counseling October 30, 2019
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Solution-Focused Therapy Introduction Solution Focused Therapy is a modality that has been extremely innovative to the world of psychotherapy, developed and explored since the 1980s it offers a different approach from the traditional psychoanalytic model. Initially created by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, it is an approach that encourages people to describe their ideal world and or quality of life by highlighting instances of success in the past to improve the future. This is designed to focus on a solution, therefore facilitating potential for change in the client(s). Initially considered a radical approach during the time it was being developed, but overtime it has become widely accepted with many of its interventions being adopted by professionals with multiple scopes of practice. Applying the modality of SF therapy to the case analysis of Ana will be the focus of this paper; exploring goals for therapy, the process, social-cultural implications, and constructivist with collaborative approaches. Goals & Strategies SF assumes that all clients have basic knowledge of what would improve their life, even though they do need assistance in describing this vision as times. It is important for them to know that anyone who is seeking help already possesses the essential skills to create change (Dolan, 2015). In SF goals are clear, concise, and realistic, most commonly negotiated between the client also referred to as the customer in this therapeutic relationship and the expert counselor. In Ana’s case goals for treatment would be to visualize what a better life would look like and to achieve that in a short period of time. She has committed to at least eight sessions
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