SOLUTION-FOCUSED THERAPY: TOWARD THE IDENTIFICATION OF THERAPEUTIC TASKS

Authors

  • Alex Molnar,

    1. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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      Alex Molnar, PhD, is a Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

  • Steve de Shazer

    1. Brief Family Therapy Center, Milwaukee, WI
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      Steve de Shazer is Director, Brief Family Therapy Center, 6815 West Capital Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53216.


  • *The authors wish to thank their colleagues at the Brief Family Therapy Center, Insoo Kim Berg, Eve Lipchik, Elam Nunnally, Wallace Gingerich, Ron Kral and Michele Weiner-Davis, for their contribution to the development of this model.

Abstract

Brief therapy has often been regarded as “problem solving therapy.” This article discusses the development of a solution-focused approach to clinical practice. Solution-focused therapeutic tasks and interventions are described.

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