Knowing the end goal to be achieved makes the process of therapy easier and faster.
The therapist and client work together towards finding solutions to the client’s problems
The questions posed during therapy sessions act as guides leading towards the required solution.
Focusing on the future when the solution has been found is motivation throughout the therapy process
Saying No Politely
Saying YES for each request even if it displeases you is a part of people pleasing behaviour which can be harmful in the long run. Learning to say without feeling guilty might require some constructive techniques through SFBT.
The symptoms of depression create negativity in the thoughts and behaviour of the person. But SFBT can provide a change in perspective towards the symptoms. It will give a more result oriented aspect to the therapy sessions rather than focusing on the negativity of the disorder.
Step Out of Suppression
Being suppressed and deprived of individual opinions hampers the individual’s personality. Stepping out of the suppression requires a positive approach and conscious efforts which can be achieved through SFBT.
Stop People Pleasing
The compulsive habit of going out of your way and doing things for others needs to be changed with specific constructive techniques that will be comfortable for the client. Through SFBT, the client can choose the approach they want to take towards the people pleasing habit.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach, which incorporates positive psychology principles and practices, and which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems.
The emphasis is on understanding the current problem enough to start building solutions and supporting problem solving solutions for future hopes. In later sessions, you’ll review how successfully the solutions (which you apply in between sessions) have solved the problem.
The principles of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) can be summarised as “listen, select, and build.” The focus of SFBT is on building solutions rather than problem-solving concerns.