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Additional InformationThis therapy focuses on solutions rather than problems. Theorists learned a long time agothat when you spend a great deal of time in the past, the clients suffering continues. Problems do not occur all the time, by making the clients aware of the times when problemswere not severe; we find clients do many positive things. By reminding the clients of theseachievements, the client is able to recover their lives and feel more self-confident aboutthemselves. Risk of Solution-Focused TherapyIt might be a risk if the therapist sets goals which are larger then what the client canhandle causing the client to just give up on therapy. This therapy requires a completely new set
FEMINIST, SOLUTION-FOCUSED, AND NARRATIVE THEORY APPLICATION6of different abilities from the regular problem focused therapies. The Solution-Focused therapistmust be worried about observing sings of progress and solutions. ConclusionThe Solution-Focused therapy is among the short-term therapies which can be quiteeffective among clients who are not stuck in their past and can begin their therapy with thepresent and move on to the future.
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