Solution-Focused and Task-Centered Models Resources Readings • Turner, F. J. (Ed.). (2017). Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches (6th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. o Chapter 35: Solution-Focused Theory (pp. 513–531) o Chapter 36: Task-Centered Social Work (pp. 532–552) • Westefeld, J. S., & Heckman-Stone, C. (2003). The integrated problem-solving model of crisis intervention: Overview and application. The Counseling Psychologist, 31(2), 221–239. doi:https://doiorg.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1177/0011000002250638 • Theory Into Practice: Four Social Work Case Studies (PDF document) Media • Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2014). Counseling and psychotherapy theories in context and practice [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.psychotherapy.net.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/stream/w © 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 19 of 24 Week 9 Solution-Focused and Task-Centered Models aldenu/video?vid=277 This week, watch the “Solution-Focused Therapy” segment by clicking the applicable link under the “Chapters” tab.
Fieldwork was done at Division of Family and Children Services In Walton County Georgia. In the foster care department
Discussion Solution-Focused Model: Asking Questions:
• In 1 to 2 sentences, briefly identify and describe the problem as perceived by the client, family, or group that you dealt with in your past fieldwork experience.
• From the list of solution-focused questions on page 520 (e.g., exception questions, coping questions, scaling questions, and relationship questions), identify two different types of questions, and ask each question as if you were actually asking the questions to the client. (Remember do not use the miracle question.) o Remember that the goals of these question is to assist clients in identifying a solution.
• Explain how asking these two questions would help the client in coming up with the solution.
• In 1 to 2 sentences, reflect and explain how asking these questions made you feel and perhaps how the client might feel.