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Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)

How Personal Issues Arise - A Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) View

A person has their own beliefs which may or may not be useful to them. Problems happen in life. Beliefs can cause and maintain them. It is more helpful to focus on finding solutions to current problems than describing them or understanding their causes in the past.
Three Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) Concepts about the Mind
  • Anxiety blocks the finding of solutions
  • Beliefs can change as new ways of solving problems develop
  • Scaling a problem 1-10 helps identify what is needed to improve it and chart progress

The Client - Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) Therapist Relationship

The client is responsible for choosing goals and making changes. The therapist helps the client to find and increase their strengths and resources, and decrease anxiety to remove a block to finding solutions. Therapy focuses on the positive rather than the negative and goals are defined in practical terms.

The Aim of Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)

To focus on the solution, not the problem.