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Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) was developed by Steve de Shazer, Insoo Kim Berg, and their colleagues at the Brief Family Therapy Center, Milwaukee, in the 1970s (de Shazer et al., 1986). It is based on the work of psychiatrist and noted hypnotherapist Milton H. Erickson. SFBT differs from problem-based therapies. SFBT focuses on finding solutions and attends only minimally to defining or understanding presenting problems. It is typically very brief—in the order of three to five sessions. The questioning style explores the client’s preferred futures (goals) in the context of the client’s current resources and behaviors. Therapeutic elements may include ‘problem-free talk’ as well as the ‘miracle question’ and ratings of progress scales (Ratner, George, Iverson, 2012). Read more
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Motivation and Ambivalence

Motivation is a necessary precursor to change, yet many clients are ambivalent about the process of change. The Motivation And Ambivalence worksheets ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/motivation-and-ambivalence/

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Problem Grid

The Problem Grid is a worksheet for exploring a problem from multiple angles: self, other, and detached third party. ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/problem-grid/

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Problem Solving (CYP)

Effective problem solving is an essential life skill and this Problem Solving worksheet is designed to guide children and adolescents through steps wh ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/problem-solving-cyp/

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