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Practicum Student Experiences of Solution-Focused Supervision: A Pilot Study
Marcella D. Stark and Rick Bruhn
The purpose of this study was to explore how one group of school counseling students experienced, as well as was influenced by, solution-focused supervision (SFS) in the context of a supervised practicum course. Following three group supervision meetings, participants were interviewed about their experiences with SFS and their current and anticipated use of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). The authors concluded that the participants experienced increased clinical self-confidence, were interested in learning more about SFBT, and intended to use SFBT in the future, but they had more difficulty identifying instances when they had used specific SFBT techniques over the three week span of the study. These findings support previous research by Koob (2002) and Cunanan and McCollum (2006).