Clinical Issues: Applications of Solution-Focused Concepts to the Practice of Speech-Language Pathology The field of psychotherapy as a whole and the discipline of family therapy specifically have given great attention in recent years to a model for clinical interaction entitled “Solution-Focused Therapy.” Also termed “Solution-Based Therapy,” “Solution-Oriented Therapy,” and, more generically, “Strength-Based Therapy,” this model has captured the attention of clinicians, ... Clinical Issues
Clinical Issues  |   March 01, 2004
Clinical Issues: Applications of Solution-Focused Concepts to the Practice of Speech-Language Pathology
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  • Sue E. Ouellette
    Department of Communicative Disorders, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Clinical Issues
Clinical Issues   |   March 01, 2004
Clinical Issues: Applications of Solution-Focused Concepts to the Practice of Speech-Language Pathology
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2004, Vol. 11, 8-14. doi:10.1044/lle11.1.8
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2004, Vol. 11, 8-14. doi:10.1044/lle11.1.8
The field of psychotherapy as a whole and the discipline of family therapy specifically have given great attention in recent years to a model for clinical interaction entitled “Solution-Focused Therapy.” Also termed “Solution-Based Therapy,” “Solution-Oriented Therapy,” and, more generically, “Strength-Based Therapy,” this model has captured the attention of clinicians, administrators, and third-party payer entities because it is usually brief and has empirically documented effectiveness. In short, it works. As a rehabilitation counselor teaching in a Department of Communicative Disorders and a practicing family therapist, I have long believed that this model has much to offer speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and rehabilitation counselors and have spent a number of years exploring this application. It is my contention that the concepts and technique of the solution-focused model provide excellent tools for speech-language pathologists to use in clinical interactions with clients and their families.
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