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An Outcome Study of Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Darmody, M. (2001). An Outcome Study of Solution Focused Brief Therapy. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City, University of London)


This paper develops the model of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, reviews the historical research on the model, and outlines a research project done within the United Kingdom to measure outcomes of the model across different clients and therapists. The research measures the improvement of coping resources of subjects using the instrument the Coping Resources Inventory (CRI) at several intervals: before the start of the counselling intervention, the fourth session, and at a three-month follow-up after termination. The conclusions suggest that the model tends to be more effective with problems relating to self than relationship, that clients and therapists perceive the process of therapy differently, and questions if the Coping Resources Inventory is a valid instrument.

Publication Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
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