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 3: Does Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Work?
Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) was birthed out of the spirit of systematic observations and a desire to discover the most effective and efficient therapeutic methods for helping clients to change in brief therapy. Past research studies on SFBT demonstrate this approach has promise as an effective intervention, and outcome research on SFBT using experimental designs has also advanced over the past 10 years. Despite the growth, there is a dearth of literature that describes the effectiveness of SFBT with different ethnic populations. This chapter reviews the efficacy of SFBT, describing the numerous studies conducted both domestically and internationally. The extent to which SFBT has been used and evaluated with ethnic minority clients, as well ...