Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Case Study

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Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) has become one of the most popular approaches in the current social work field because of its emphasis on a non-pathological view of individuals (Metcalf, 2010). SFBT focuses on brief treatments, with easy teachable skills making it a go to for many social workers. In contrast to traditional therapies, SFBT stresses an egalitarian or equitable relationship between the client and the therapist that in the end will empower the client versus a traditional approach where the therapist takes charge. It further posits that language is the primary vehicle for change, and therefore engages the client in a therapeutic conversation from the beginning of therapy to help the client to explore and construct new meanings
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