What is so special about Solution-Focused approaches to therapy, coaching and consulting?
As Mark McKergow pointed out in a recent posting in the SOL listserv:
SF is a lot SIMPLER than other practices
Interesting questions then follow; according to Mark:
* How is it that this works as well as all the other things?
* Why, then, are people still learning the other (more complicated) things?
* What is going on here that we can extend and experiment with?
And here is Mark’s punchline:
1) The special things in SF are basically present in other things too.
2) The other things have lots of extra things that make no difference, or even make things worse.
I totally agree with Mark.
The beauty of Solution-Focused practice is its simplicity and elegance.