CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Hope and Expectancy in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Department

Department of Family Therapy

Publication Date

2010

Publication Title

Journal of Family Psychotherapy

ISSN

0897-5353

Volume

21

Issue/No.

2

First Page

132

Last Page

148

Abstract

The common factors approach has been heavily discussed in recent years in psychotherapy, being explored in a variety of different ways. It is commonly accepted that hope and expectancy factors account for roughly 15% of outcome variance in psychotherapy (Lambert, 1992). This article explores how the therapeutic factor of hope and expectancy plays a role in one specific approach, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). SFBT is parsimoniously designed to utilize this therapeutic factor to help clients develop solutions that increase their expectancy of change and their hope for a positive outcome. This article explores how the components of SFBT build upon the common factor of hope and expectancy.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-7769-0527

DOI

10.1080/08975353.2010.483653

Peer Reviewed

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