Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Delicate Process and Relational Style of Solution Focused Brief Therapy: Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Resemblances in SFBT
by BoVee-Akyurek, Annette, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2017, 187; 27829867
Abstract (Summary)

Solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) is an approach that facilitates movement of problems toward solutions. If applied as Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer intended, this approach requires a “delicate process” of attentive observational skills and use of language. This delicate process can be seen in SFBT with several resemblances of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. Through James Paul Gee’s discourse analysis, these resemblances were explored in two commercially available videos of SFBT sessions facilitated by Insoo Kim Berg. Both SFBT features and Ericksonian features were noted in these sessions, as well as an overlap of both approaches, and Ericksonian resemblances in SFBT. In both sessions, Berg appeared to work in clusters with a figured world that attends to strength and resilience, a common theme of bridging and building throughout, and great attention and significance to exceptions. These features are common in Ericksonian hypnotherapy as well, and appear significant in a relational style of training new therapists to utilize the SFBT approach as Berg and de Shazer intended.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Erolin, Kara
Commitee: Chenail, Ronald, Hibel, James
School: Nova Southeastern University
Department: Family Therapy
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 82/1(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Counseling Psychology, Therapy
Keywords: Family therapy, Hypnotherapy, Erickson, Milton , SFBT, Systemic therapies, Therapy training
Publication Number: 27829867
ISBN: 9798662399808
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