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.

End of Sessions, Tasks and Feedback

End of sessions, tasks and feedback

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter the reader will:

  • Be clear about the origins, purpose and applications of:
    • The break (if used) in SFBT
    • The use of therapist feedback/message to the client and the invitation for the client to feed back to the therapist
  • Know how to end an SF session, including the setting of tasks
  • Appreciate how task-setting differs from behavioural models of therapy while also recognizing the commonalities
  • Recognize the different types of task and purpose

Endings of Sessions/Meetings

Therapists traditionally use a therapy hour or 50 minutes. I do not know why – tradition and established practice seem to dominate and stalk the therapy world. This tradition, as with many other areas utilized in therapy, is not ...

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