February 16, 2010

The Smallest Solution Focused Particles

Bliss, E. V. & Bray, D. (2009) The Smallest Solution Focused Particles: Towards a Minimalist Definition of When Therapy is Solution Focused. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 28, (2) pp. 62–74.
This article addresses our difficulty with varying definitions of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). On the one hand it is defined by a minimalist philosophy of doing whatever works for the client and on the other hand it isdefined by use of key techniques such as the miracle question. We discuss whether or not the requirement for us to do what makes sense for each client may bring us into conflict with the technique-oriented definitions of SFBT. Read article.