Between session tasks, assignments or homework are a common element in psychotherapy. In this episode of Leading From Behind, we take a look at how, when, and even if, this practice fits with our understanding of solution focused therapy.
We also note the importance of characterizing between session tasks as suggestions or experiments, rather than an obligatory assignment that's crucial to the process of change. Finally, we provide a few examples of the two types of tasks that we might offer to our clients; ones that involve noticing what's wanted and ones that involve doing even small parts of the client's preferred future.
Finally, in the resource segment of this episode, we provide a reminder about some upcoming conferences relating to solution focused practice in three different parts of the world:
European Brief Therapy Association annual conference: September 27-29, 2013 in Bern, Switzerland
Australasian Association for Solution Focused Brief Therapy first annual conference: July 26-28, 2013 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association annual conference: November 6-11, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada