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.
Chapter 9: What Next?
By the end of this chapter the reader will:
- Appreciate that this skills book is only a start; there is more to read and more to learn
- Appreciate the development of solution focused approaches outside therapy
- Recognize the evidence base for Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Appreciate the ‘additions’ that make for a good SF brief therapist
This chapter sets out to show the reader where to go next to develop their solution focused skills or to become a more rounded SF brief therapist. The most important thing for you to remember, however, is to trust yourself, trust the model and, above all, trust the person you are working with.
While there are qualified supervisors that are solution focused, and solution focused practitioners who are supervisors, as I ...