As part of the bestselling SAGE Skills in Counseling & Psychotherapy series, this book is one of the first to focus specifically on Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) skills and practice. Aimed at those new to the approach and as a refresher to those that have started using SFBT, it covers the key techniques and interventions. Structured step-by-step along the lines of an actual therapy session, the book can be dipped into or read cover-to-cover. It covers assumptions, expectations and ways of working, the role of the Solution Focused Brief Therapist, The Miracle Question, scaling, tasks, ending sessions and closures.Supported by case studies, therapeutic dialogue, hints and tips, exercises and points for reflection, the book is an ideal companion for any counseling, health or social care trainee who plans to practice Solution Focused Brief Therapy in today's time-constrained settings. It will also be a valuable guide for those qualified in the caring professions and who wish to refresh the way that they work.

Co-Creating Preferred Futures

Co-creating preferred futures

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter the reader will:

  • Understand the use of the ‘miracle question’: how to ask it, when to ask it and why it is utilized
  • Understand what is meant by a ‘preferred future’ in SFBT and how it becomes a focus of the work
  • Appreciate the use of scaling in preferred futures and how it is used in relation to the miracle question and as a unique intervention

The previous chapter on scaling stands alone. However, scaling is inextricably linked to the miracle question in the model that is SFBT. Scaling can be used without the miracle question, though to use the miracle question without looking at a preferred future or using scaling does not seem possible, or if ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles