Solution Focused Social Work

Degree: 1
Year: 3
Study program: Social work

Holder: Nina Mešl

Subject content:

The change of paradigm in understanding processes of help: from problem-solving to the solutions building (de Shazer, Kim Berg); constructive social work (Parton, O´Byrne). The role of the use of language in the helping processes. The practice of respecting diversity. Central philosophy of solution focused approach. Change of focus: from problems to solutions. In resources and strengths focused conversations. Phases of process of help focused in solutions building: how to pay attention on what the client wants, goals formulation, exceptions finding questions; scaling questions; miracle question; negotiations about change; compliments and tasks. In building solutions focused conversation with children. Conversation with mandated clients.