LaFountain and Garner (1996) once did a study in which they tried to find out have using different treatment approach by student counselors affected the counselors themselves. They compared counselors who worked solution-focused with counselors who did not. They found that counselors using the solution-focused approach reported less exhaustion and depersonalization and felt they could help their clients better.
I am not aware of more research into the effects of working solution-focused on the professional (usually and understandably the focus is on effects on clients). But more research could be interesting. I suspect there may be all kinds of different ways in which working solution-focused might have influence both the way professionals think about and relate to their work and their outlook on life and the way they view themselves. I am curious what you, reader, think about this. Has the approach changed you? Were they good changes, bad changes, a combination?
My question is: (How) has working solution-focused influenced your life?