This first-of-its-kind book provides a practical overview of the essentials of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) from a multicultural perspective, including intervention skills, research, applications, and implications for practice. Case examples illustrate SFBT in action with a wide range of client populations. In addition, the book incorporates recommendations from the recently developed and approved SFBT treatment manual, published by the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association.
Chapter 13: Solution-Focused Approach with Spiritual or Religious Clients
Solution-Focused Approach with Spiritual or Religious Clients
This chapter will focus on solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) practice with clients who self-identify as spiritual and/or religious. Anyone reading this chapter might understandably ask why this chapter needs to exist in this volume at all: After all, aren't spiritual/religious people found in all demographic groups in the United States? What is so “special” about these clients? We believe that this chapter is necessary because the field of mental health has struggled to fully account for the ways that religion and spirituality impact clients and has often either ignored client's religious beliefs or practices or viewed them as potential barriers to successful treatment outcomes. In addition, we believe that ...