Theories of Brief Counseling and Therapy: Goals & Techniques


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Brief therapy is:

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1. A brief therapy approach that creates solutions by focusing on the structure of a current problem is:

2. A brief therapy approach that focuses on improving present and future functioning through problem solving is:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Brief therapy utilizes two different approaches to treating clients and this quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of these techniques. To pass the quiz you should familiarize with these counseling approaches and know the strengths of brief therapy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Define brief therapy
  • Brief therapy approach that focuses on the structure of the current issue
  • Approach that focuses on improving present and future functioning
  • Strengths of brief therapy
  • Setting goals and creating solutions in brief therapy

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related brief therapy lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what brief therapy is and the different approaches
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the strengths and weaknesses of brief therapy

Additional Learning

To learn more about brief therapy, review the lesson on Brief Counseling and Therapy. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Distinguish differences between the two main types of brief therapy and understand when each would be useful
  • Review the strengths and weaknesses of brief therapy
  • Identify the challenges for the counselor
  • Explain the goals of each type of brief therapy