Table of contents

  • 2

    2. Background and principles

    • What is SFT?

    • How was SFT developed?

    • Where do the ideas originate?

    • Vicious cycles

    • Hope

    • Creative thinking

  • 3

    3. Practical tools

    • How to start a solution-focused conversation

    • The circle technique

    • Finding a goal and moving on

    • Scaling questions

    • More useful scaling questions

    • Future orientation

    • The miracle question and other future questions

    • The celebration question

    • Introduction to exception questions

    • Exception questions

    • Utilization of resources

    • Pre-treatment change

    • Coping questions

    • Subsequent sessions

    • Engaging significant others

    • Example: Insoo Kim Berg interviewing a "working girl" dying of AIDS

  • 4

    4. Self-experience

    • Give it a go!

    • SFT BOT

  • 5

    5. Applications

    • Group therapy

    • Children

    • Adolescents

    • Couples

    • Organizations

    • Serious mental health problems

    • Supporting family and friends

  • 6

    6. Frequently asked questions

    • When the client says "I don't know"

    • When the client only wants to talk about problems

    • When the client only wants someone else to change

    • When the client has an unrealistic goal

    • Additional frequently asked questions

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    7. Feedback

    • Feedback