Don’t take our words for it.

Here is another study, just published –> Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Systematic Qualitative Review of Controlled Outcome Studies, by Wallace J. Gingerich, Lance T. Peterson, in Research on Social Work Practice, January 2013, 23, (1).

Here is the ABSTRACT:

Objective: We review all available controlled outcome studies of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) to evaluate evidence of its effectiveness.

Method: Forty-three studies were located and key data abstracted on problem, setting, SFBT intervention, design characteristics, and outcomes.

Results: Thirty-two (74%) of the studies reported significant positive benefit from SFBT; 10 (23%) reported positive trends. The strongest evidence of effectiveness came in the treatment of depression in adults where four separate studies found SFBT to be comparable to well-established alternative treatments. Three studies examined length of treatment and all found SFBT used fewer sessions than alternative therapies.

Conclusion: The studies reviewed provide strong evidence that SFBT is an effective treatment for a wide variety of behavioral and psychological outcomes and, in addition, it may be briefer and therefore less costly than alternative approaches.

3 thoughts on “Solution-Focus works, it is briefer and less costly

  1. Mr. Terni,
    thank you for sharing this review. Every proof of the effectiveness of SFBT is important. I will spread this further.
    H. Prüst, the Netherlands.

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