Examining the Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Examining the Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Johnny S. Kim},
  journal={Research on Social Work Practice},
  pages={107 - 116}
  • Johnny S. Kim
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Psychology
  • Research on Social Work Practice
Objective: A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). Method: Hierarchical linear modeling software was used to synthesize the primary studies to calculate an overall effect size estimate and test for between-study variability. Results: Solution-focused brief therapy demonstrated small but positive treatment effects favoring SFBT group on the outcome measures (d = 0.13 to 0.26). Only the magnitude of the effect for internalizing… 

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