mental health, therapy, counseling and psychology terms glossary

Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT)

Solution-Focused Therapy focuses on a person’s present circumstances and strengths, identifies future goals, and develops strategies for achieving those goals. Also referred to as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) or Goal-Oriented Therapy, this method doesn’t reflect much on the past but works instead to define, visualize, and discuss potential future outcomes based on different actions taken during the given scenarios. It also taps into revealing actions that are currently working in an effort to further reinforce those positive steps.

SBT is a great method for those seeking to solve a particular problem or set of problems. SFBT techniques are frequently used in career counseling, academic and life path counseling, and in family and couple therapies as well. With appropriate coaching directed toward accomplishing ideal solutions, this goal-oriented therapy proves to be highly effective.

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