The Collaborative Miracle: When to Slow Down the Pace of Brief Therapy
Department of Family Therapy
Journal of Systemic Therapies
The “miracle question” is one of the most recognizable features of the solution-focused model. Yet, too often, it is asked in a rigid, formalized manner. We will argue that, like all therapeutic techniques, the miracle question is more effective when developed collaboratively with the client. Case illustrations will be presented to demonstrate this approach.
Shilts, L., Rambo, A. H., & Huntley, E. (2003). The Collaborative Miracle: When to Slow Down the Pace of Brief Therapy. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 22 (2), 65-73. https://doi.org/10.1521/jsyt.184.108.40.20648