Solution-focused brief therapy and narrative family therapy | family therapy | Mercer University–Cecil B. Day Campus

Question #1 Chapter 15

Discuss the three types of questions used in Solution-focused therapy. Give an example of each. According to Solution-focused therapy, discuss how each facilitates client change/improvement.

Question #2 Chapter 16

What types of clients and client problems are best suited for Narrative models of treatment? Is this approach effective only with high functioning clients, or can it be used effectively to treat more serious problems (e.g., substance abuse, sexual abuse, or severe mental illness)?

Question #3 -Case Study Question Chapter 16, titled “Briefcases: Moving Past Delinquency”

Brief Cases: Moving Past Delinquency 

The opioid epidemic did not bypass the suburbs where the McCoy family lived. Joe, the youngest of three, started experimenting with his father’s back pain medication at age 16 years. By age 17 years, he had become addicted and got into serious trouble with the law, which resulted in a recovery program, and, when he relapsed and got in trouble with the law again, incarceration. When Joe was released, he went with his family for therapy. Instead of dwelling on his past, the therapist asked Joe what he would like to become and asked the family how they could help Joe reauthor his life. Joe decided to go back to school and get his GED. He then set his sights on finding a job where he could work outdoors. The family was supportive as Joe took small daily steps to accomplish his plan….

In relation to this case study, which Narrative Therapy treatment technique would you use during the family counseling therapy session?