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what is solution focused brief therapy

Solution-focused (brief) therapy (SFBT) is a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change that is conducted through direct observation of clients’ responses to a series of precisely constructed questions

Based upon social constructionist thinking and Wittgensteinian philosophy SFBT focuses on addressing what clients want to achieve without exploring the history and provenance of problem(s)

SF therapy sessions typically focus on the present and future, focusing on the past only to the degree necessary for communicating empathy and accurate understanding of the client’s concerns