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HT034 - Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling
Among other things, Rebecca Daniel-Burke asks:
- Could you begin by describing what solution-focused counseling is?
- Please tell us about the process that led you to develop a solution-focused counseling model.
- What are the differences between solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) and your approach, solution-focused counseling? Could you give me a brief case example of how this eclectic approach was used in a case?
- When I read your book, I found that you made the point that in solution-focused counseling, timing is critical and, also, how the counselor asks questions is about as important as the questions asked. Please comment.
- Let’s now talk about your book, Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling. What inspired you to write the second edition of this book?
- Your book describes using solution-focused counseling for many different clinical problems from anxiety to trichotillomania to suicide. Is the model really appropriate for such a breadth of clinical problems?
- What do you consider among the most important solution-focused techniques? And what makes it most important to the process of change?
- I was struck by your relationship with Albert Ellis. That is something, to have been his client, his trainee, supervisee, and then his colleague. Would you mind describing your first meeting with Albert Ellis?
- In the final chapter of your book, “The Future of Solution-Focused Counseling,” you describe a number of trends and issues for solution-focused counseling as well as the field of counseling. Would you touch on these for our listeners?
- We now have 53,000 members of the American Counseling Association, many of whom are clinicians, is there anything I have not asked you that you want our members to know?
Running time: 1:00:52
Date Recorded: 6/18/2013
Dr. Jeffrey Guterman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Qualified Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors in Florida. He has worked in various clinical settings since 1985. Dr. Guterman holds a B.A. in psychology from Boston University, and an M.S. in counseling psychology, an M.S. in family therapy, and a Ph.D. in family therapy from Nova University. He was associate editor of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling from 1997 to 2000. He is author of over 125 publications, including the best-selling book Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling published by the American Counseling Association. He has also presented numerous workshops for professionals, students, and the general public.
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