Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Arizona
Use SFBT to Recover from Addiction at Decision Point Center
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is unique because it trusts you have all the solutions you need to improve your own life and you just need some help finding them. Unlike other therapies, which lend similar solutions to certain types of problems, SFBT pays attention to what you want and what works best for you as an individual.
SFBT uses goal setting, thought-provoking questions, 0-10 scales, empathy, and compliments to help individuals like you identify their own virtues and solutions. Because SFBT focuses on finding solutions in the present and exploring hope for the future, some people find that it works faster than other therapy modalities.
Fortunately, SFBT can be used with these other modalities to create not only quick solutions but also lasting healing.
When you choose Decision Point Center to help you overcome addiction, you will have the opportunity to explore SFBT and all the other therapies we offer.
The History of SFBT
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy was developed in the late 1970s and early 80s by psychotherapists Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg. While SFBT was originally developed as a rebellion against the traditional psychotherapy approach, it has roots in Wittgensteinian philosophy and Buddhist thought. Instead of therapists deciding what might be the best possible solution for those who need help, therapists work with them to find the most realistic solutions for their needs.
The major tenets of SFBT include:
- If it is not broken, don’t fix it
- Looking for exceptions
- Asking questions rather than telling clients what to do
- Future is negotiated and created
- Gentle nudging to do more of what is working
- The solution is not always directly related to the problem
Therapists who practice SFBT believe we sometimes find the solutions to our problems when we are free of the problem or taking steps to manage it. Questions, compliments, and nudging help us identify our own strengths, work towards positive solutions, and implement change more quickly.
Uncover the answers you have inside through the course of our programs at Decision Point Center.
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