Strengths-Based Therapy Blog

Strengths-Based Brief Therapy Blog

What are some of the challenges you are currently facing in your clinical practice? Are you looking to further hone your interviewing skills and therapeutic decision-making with difficult clients? Do you find inspiration in collaborating with other therapists but rarely have the time? We’ve created this blog with you in mind! Welcome to the Strengths-Based […]

SEVEN FEEDBACK QUESTIONS TO ASK THERAPY CLIENTS

In my therapeutic work with clients, I strive to be totally transparent with sharing my hunches, ideas, and feelings with them. I also regularly invite their feedback about any recommended adjustments I need to make to help them feel more satisfied with our work together. That said, we all have had certain challenging clients in […]

CLIENT EXUBERANT LIFE EXPERIENCES: BRINGING BACK THE BEST FROM THE PAST TO CO-CREATE COMPELLING FUTURE REALITIES

One client resource area most therapists rarely inquire with their clients about is their significant life experiences that triggered in them exuberant feelings. These are life experiences where clients were experiencing a high level of enthusiasm, joy, passion, awe, a strong sense of wellbeing, inspiration, and feeling like being on top of the world. These […]

Client Self-Generated Pretreatment Changes: Flukes or the Real Deal?

Many therapists underestimate their clients’ resourcefulness, creativity, and resilience and make the assumption that client self-generated pretreatment changes are flukes and lack staying power. The fact of the matter is, a growing number of studies and clinical practice experience indicates that clients’ self-generated pretreatment changes and self-healing processes persist well beyond the conclusion of therapy […]

Meaningful Coincidences, Epiphanies, Good Luck Events, Serendipitous Practices and Contexts: A Client Treasure Trove of Resources Worth Tapping

The Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung was the first pioneer to write about and study clients’ meaningful coincidences. While closely listening to his clients’ share their stories about their meaningful coincidences, he discovered that they gained some valuable insight about themselves and their life situations, which can be put to practical use for self-empowerment and change. […]

Self-Changers: Secrets From the True Experts

In our clinical practices, we regularly work with clients plagued by serious self-destructive difficulties, such as self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, and problem gambling. Many of these clients had either stopped engaging in their choice self-destructive habits on their own prior to being seen by us, had patterns of going for long stretches of time […]