Solution-Oriented Family Therapy
Part of the 10-video series: Family Therapy with the Experts
Pam is a woman in her thirties who lives at home with her retired father, Adrian, and her working mother, Judy. Adrian and Judy are fed up with the way Pam always slams doors, mumbles, and walks away when they ask her questions or tell her what to do. According to Adrian, “She won’t talk to us about nothing!” In this live family therapy session, O’Hanlon helps this struggling family improve their communication by shining a light on their habitual interactional patterns, thus enabling them to begin to relate to each other more effectively. As O’Hanlon warmly engages and gently challenges each family member, he demonstrates some of the key aspects of Solution-Oriented Therapy, such as:
· attending primarily to the present and future,
· acknowledging feelings,
· the three key components of change, and
· focusing on exceptions and possibilities.
If you’re serious about helping your clients change, take advantage of this opportunity to learn from this most optimistic and dynamic therapist.
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Bill O’Hanlon is the first of several family therapists in this series to conduct a session with this family. You can learn how different therapists approach the same family and the same issues by watching Structural Family Therapy with Harry Aponte and Bowenian Family Therapy with Philip Guerin.
By watching this video, you will:
- Learn how to describe the principles and techniques of Solution-Oriented Family Therapy.
- Learn how to apply the three key components of change in Solution-Oriented therapy.
- Develop new strategies to help families change their habitual interactional patterns.
1. Describe the principles and techniques of Solution-Oriented Family Therapy.
2. Learn how to apply the three key components of change in Solution-Oriented Therapy.
3. Develop new strategies to help families change their habitual interactional patterns.