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Have stuck clients keep a prospective diary

Ask clients stuck awaiting change to keep a prospective diary. An explicit account of life after the hoped-for change can help clients unstick themselves and start changing now. Some clients (and some therapists) get stuck awaiting a single change which will solve all...

Remove the miraculous from the Miracle Question

The Miracle Question can elicit negative responses from some clients. These negative reactions can be avoided by rephrasing the question without the miraculous element. The Miracle Question is used by Solution-Oriented Therapists to elicit the conditions which would...

How will you know you’re a better therapist?

Solution-Oriented therapists ask clients how they will know when they are better. Therapists often wish to be better in their role, but few ask the Miracle Question of themselves. Solution-Oriented therapists often ask clients the Miracle Question: Suppose that one...