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 9: Solution-Focused Approach with Multicultural Families
“All counseling is multicultural in nature.”
Evidence has been documented that solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) works for many forms of issues and populations (Corcoran & Pillai, 2009; Gingerich, Kim, Stams, & MacDonald, 2012; Kim, 2008; Kim & Franklin, 2009). Although SFBT has been used with and for multicultural families, the literature is insufficient in reporting on both the rationale and on the process of using it. In this chapter, we aim to demonstrate how a solution-building approach can be applied to multicultural families, one of the fastest growing populations in the United States. While expanding the SFBT techniques and questions presented in Chapter 2 to various issues that ...