Solution Focused Therapy ( Sft )

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Clients come for mental health treatment for a variety of different reasons and there are a variety of different approaches that can be used to assist those clients. Solution-focused therapy (SFT) is one of those approaches. Examined are the treatment approach of SFT, the theory associated, evidence to support the treatment, the effectiveness with youth and culturally diverse clients, and the limitation of the approach. SFT treatment approach can be used with an individual and or families. The treatment emphasizes the strengths and sources of resiliency that a client or family has to promote positive change (Hook, 2014). The therapy enables the client to focus on solutions from the past that could be helpful in creating new realities (Hook, 2014). One of the inventors of SFT referred to it as a way to carry on a practical conversation with clients (Jong, 2015). The conversation is used to co-construct solutions. The clinician asks questions not-knowing the response (Jong, 2015). Furthermore, the conversations focus on what the client wants to be different and how to make that occur (Jong, 2015). While using SFT the clinician has several assumptions that guide the sessions. First, a client is competent to co-construct goals (Jong, 2015). Second, the client is the expert of their own life (Jong, 2015). Third, the problem and solution do not necessarily have a connection (Jong, 2015). Fourth, the client has to do something different for change to occur (Jong, 2015). Fifth,
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