CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Integrating Externalization and Scaling Questions: Using “Visual” Scaling to Amplify Children's Voices

Department

Department of Family Therapy

Publication Date

5-2000

Publication Title

Journal of Systemic Therapies

ISSN

1195-4396

Volume

19

Issue/No.

1

First Page

82

Last Page

89

Abstract

This paper presents a technique that combines externalizing the problem with scaling questions called “visual” scaling. With children, the use of visual scaling helps make change in therapy more concrete, graphic, and achievable, thereby allowing the therapist the opportunity to gauge the child's impression of change between sessions. A case example illustrates how visual scaling permits children to have more voice in therapy.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-7769-0527

DOI

10.1521/jsyt.2000.19.1.82

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