The Solution Focused Approach has often been described as being about what the client wants instead of being about the client. I’ve come to realize that is only partly true. This approach is about what the client wants but you have to do one more step to get to the real information about what they want.
This is a perfect question that would leave a new clinician (like me) flat-footed and gasping for air!
You’re welcome Chris!
Thank you for answering this question! This is very helpful.
Great! Glad you liked it Samantha!
Hi Mr. Connie, thank you for your video, very helpful in stimulating more thoughts!!
You’re welcome Simak!
What a brilliant follow-up question to elicit what the client REALLY wants! Thanks, Elliott! 🙂
You’re welcome Skye!
I imagine this would also lead on to a question about what they would be prepared to do to get what they want in life.
You could, but before that there would be a period of detailed description on the presence of their preferred future. Usually, this removes the need to talk about how to do it as the client comes up with the own ideas just from participating in the description.
very helpful! what do you want from our sessions…resolving the symptom to get other things like peace and release from an addiction/issue, etc. Brilliant! thanks