Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy is an approach to stuttering intervention that can be useful for teenagers and adults. Treatment sessions involve discussions that are solution-focused, with an emphasis on identifying the individual’s strengths and resources that can be used to facilitate change and achieve their goals or “preferred futures.”
The process of therapy involves the following:
identifying problem patterns
exploring strengths and solutions
emphasizing positive coping and predicting
preparing for relapse
Rating scales are used throughout therapy to provide objective measures of change.
This therapy empowers the individual to draw on their current strengths to reach their goals. It is a collaborative approach, where the individual is viewed as the expert and the clinician acts as the coach to help them work toward their preferred future.