In Episode 5 of Leading From Behind, we examine the conversation that takes place in the first session of solution focused therapy, up to the point before we shift into questions about the client's preferred future.
A "role-play" case example is used to demonstrate some of the questions and skills used during this portion of a first session. In particular, we look at how to find out about the client's best hopes from the conversation, the use of coping questions and indirect compliments. Finally, we underline the importance of asking about pre-session change.
The resource segment of the podcast provides the following web links:
- Solution Building in Couples Therapy by Elliot Connie
- The Art of Solution Focused Therapy edited by Elliot Connie & Linda Metcalf
- The Connie Institute