Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for Students in Schools: A Comparative Meta-Analysis of the U.S. and Chinese Literature

  title={Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for Students in Schools: A Comparative Meta-Analysis of the U.S. and Chinese Literature},
  author={Cynthia Franklin and Samantha Guz and Anao Zhang and Johnny S. Kim and Haotian Zheng and Audrey Hang Hai and Yong Ju Cho and Li Shen},
  journal={Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research},
  pages={381 - 407}
  • C. FranklinS. Guz Li Shen
  • Published 14 October 2020
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research
Objective: We analyzed the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) as a school-based intervention by synthesizing and comparing results from studies conducted in the United States and China. Method: To achieve a rigorous analysis, our search followed the Cochrane guidelines. Fifty studies—containing 246 effect size estimates and 2,921 participants—were included in the review. Data on study and intervention characteristics were extracted using a predefined coding sheet. Analysis… 



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