A Review of Solution-Focused, Standardized Outcome Measures and Other Strengths-Oriented Outcome Measures
This chapter discusses the development and use of strengths-based instruments in the field of psychotherapy. It begins by summarizing the positive psychology movement and how it has set the stage for strengths-based instruments. Next, the chapter presents an overview of strengths-based assessments, including their psychometric properties. Published research studies using strengths-based assessments is also covered. The chapter concludes by discussing how strengths-based instruments can and should be used in SFBT research, as well as specific suggestions for implementation.
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