Rehabilitation Professionals and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Biggs, Herbert C. & Flett, Ross A. (2005) Rehabilitation Professionals and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. In Inaugural Australian Counselling and Supervision Conference 2005.


The rehabilitation professional is expected to be proficient in a wide range of skills and knowledgeable across several dimensions, not the least of which are the conceptual models and in many cases the processes of counselling itself (Biggs & Flett, 1995). There are many theoretical and practical models of counselling available, but I seek today to present a critical discussion of a relative new-comer to the realm of psychotherapeutics, Solution focused brief therapy (SFBT). It is not the purpose of this discourse to convince you that SFBT is the ‘way to go’ but rather to provide you with knowledge of a potentially useful tool that may be applied in everyday practice. To this end I will cover as best I can in the time allowed, the theoretical underpinnings of the ‘solution-focus’, the phenomenon of brief therapy, the techniques, effectiveness and limitations of SFBT, finally a consideration of the role of such an approach in rehabilitation settings.

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ID Code: 3796
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 1741070996
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:14

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