Solution Focused Brief Therapy Applied to Diverse Classroom Settings in a Four-Year University


Solution Focused Brief Therapy was developed during the late 1970s and 1980s by Steve de Shazer and his colleagues. The purpose of this paper was to examine the application of Solution Focused Brief Therapy’s parallels with the author’s classroom experiences in a higher education setting that gave special considerations to the author’s disciplines of sociology, critical thinking, and marriage and family therapy. More specifically, the unique experiences are brought to a classroom by students much in the same manner that individuals bring experiences to a therapist who practices Solution Focused Brief Therapy. The author concludes that the perception of what constitutes a problem can be expressed as a limitation, not just merely defined as a problem.

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Perry, C. (2014) Solution Focused Brief Therapy Applied to Diverse Classroom Settings in a Four-Year University. Creative Education, 5, 1943-1946. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.522218.

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