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Building Strengths and SkillsA Collaborative Approach to Working with Clients$
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Jacqueline Corcoran

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195154306

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154306.001.0001

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Phases of the Strengths-and-Skills-Building Model

Phases of the Strengths-and-Skills-Building Model

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(p.71) 5 Phases of the Strengths-and-Skills-Building Model
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Building Strengths and Skills
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JACQUELINE CORCORAN

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154306.003.0005

This chapter describes a template of the helping process for the strengths- and skill-building model, which includes engagement; exploration of the problem; exploration of the solution; goal-setting; taking action; and evaluation and termination. Treatment phases exist as constructive parameters that serve to define activities and direct focus. For example, problem- and solution-finding opportunities are not necessarily linear; rather, strengths are identified and solution pathways constructed at all points in the process. Specific techniques, procedures, and principles are drawn from each of the three theories, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Keywords:   helping process, engagement, reframing, normalizing, coping questions, resistance, problem-solving, functional analysis, exception-finding, scaling

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