The Model and Its Origins:
Brief Strategic Therapy: The MRI Approach.
Solution Focused Therapy: The BFTC Approach.
The Strategic Solution Focused Model.
Clarifying the Problem: Whats the Trouble?
"Who, What, When, and Where?"
In what Way is This a Problem?
To Whom is This a Problem?
Translating Vague Constructs to Clear Complaints
When the Problem is the Past.
A Different Problem Every Time.
Problem Clarification as Invervention.
Celeste: "My Mother was Very Sick Mentally."
Amplifying the Solution: Variations on the Miracle Question:
The Miracle Question.
David: "I Wouldn't Hate Going to Work."
Identifying and Amplifying Exceptions.
Variations on the Miracle Question.
Miracle Questioning as Problem Clarification.
Miracle Questioning as Intervention.
Evaluating Attempted Solutions: If It Doesn't Work, Do Something Different:
Eliciting Attempted Solutions.
Interrupting Unsuccessful Attempted Solutions.
Depression: When "Cheer Up" Doesn't Work.
Anxiety: When "Don't Worry" Doesn't Work.
Interrupting Unsuccessful Attempted Solutions in Relationships.
Parents and Children: Reversing What Doesn't Work.
Attempted Solutions to Eating Problems.
Sexual Solutions: Interrupting "Forced Arousal."
Recognizing Individualized Attempted Solutions.
Designing the Intervention: Validation, Compliment, and Suggestion:
The Three-Part Intervention.