B-Initial Session Solution-Focused Questions (PDF)
With the current emphasis on short-term therapy, many therapists are also using the first session as a way to “jump start” the therapeutic process. . Solution Focused questions are intended to: help clients define their problems; help clients identify strategies that have worked in the past for the same or similar problems; rate different aspects of the client’s experience on a 1 to 10 scale; look for exceptions to problems (for example, times when the client might have expected the problem to occur, but something else happened instead); encourage clients to do more of what is working; provide coping questions which remind clients about the positive ways they are dealing with problems. PDF Format.