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 6: Solution-Focused Approach with Hispanic and Latino Clients
Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is an approach that attempts to change peoples' lives in the shortest possible time. That is, change comes from the identification of two sources; by first asking clients about their preferred future and second by detailing the skills and resources they already have (Ratner, George, & Iveson, 2012). In its most creative period of development during the 1980s and 1990s, SFBT developed as a model that could be applicable to all clients who presented with a host of needs. Beginning more than 20 years ago, Steve de Shazar and Insoo Kim Berg and others authored a number of texts including Keys to Solutions in Brief Therapy ...