The “Doing What Works” Group

  title={The “Doing What Works” Group},
  author={Ellen K. Quick and Daniel P Gizzo},
  journal={Journal of Family Psychotherapy},
  pages={65 - 84}
Abstract Doing What Works, an up to five-session solution-focused therapy group for adult psychiatric outpatients, blends solution-focused methods, group process, and psychoeducation about solution-focused principles. Quantitative and qualitative data were analyzed for 108 participants who attended the group. As hypothesized, self-rated “control of the problem” increased after participation. In addition, participants who attended more of the five sessions reported more change. Qualitative… 

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This article is dedicated to the memory of Steve de Shazer, the University's External Examiner for the doctoral dissertation on which this article is based, and to Ron Chenail and Dora Fried Schnitman for coordinating the simultaneous review and publication in English and Spanish.