This chapter provides an overview of solution-focused therapy, an approach that emphasizes the strengths people bring and how these can be applied to the change process. The theoretical roots of solution-focused therapy, the underlying assumptions of the approach, and the research on solution-focused therapy are discussed. The main focus of the chapter is on solution-focused techniques, such as the purposive use of language, joining with the client to foster collaborative work, exploring non-problem situations for solutions, creating a future without the problem, and scaling interventions for goal-setting and measuring progress.
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