Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  title={Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy},
  author={Wallace J. Gingerich and Lance T. Peterson},
  journal={Research on Social Work Practice},
  pages={266 - 283}
Objective: We review all available controlled outcome studies of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) to evaluate evidence of its effectiveness. Method: Forty-three studies were located and key data abstracted on problem, setting, SFBT intervention, design characteristics, and outcomes. Results: Thirty-two (74%) of the studies reported significant positive benefit from SFBT; 10 (23%) reported positive trends. The strongest evidence of effectiveness came in the treatment of depression in adults… 

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