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Pediatr Clin North Am. 1995 Feb;42(1):131-41.

Brief solution-focused strategies for behavioral pediatrics.

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Center for Development and Learning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


In an era of shrinking resources and managed care, brief models of psychotherapy are receiving increasing attention. One of the newest and innovative of those, brief, solution-focused therapy, is particularly efficient, because it concentrates on the present and the future; builds on strengths; focuses on clear, realistic goals; uses tasks; and develops client cooperation and efficacy. Parents have long turned to pediatricians for help in addressing a variety of child-rearing and other family concerns. Behavioral pediatricians who are looking for time-effective ways to counsel families should consider the six solution-focused techniques described in this article and pursue training in this approach to family therapy, yet another example of family-focused pediatrics.

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