In an SFBT session, a therapist will ask questions rather than suggesting answers. In turn, the individuals can unpack and reflect on potential solutions they arrive at themselves. The therapist will also reinforce positive qualities, strengths, and the individual’s ability to solve problems.
SFBT empowers a person with the tools needed to successfully tackle any obstacles. If a patient is aware of an issue, they are also aware of the exceptions or times when that particular issue isn’t a problem.
The therapist will pinpoint positive behaviors and work with the patient to brainstorm new approaches to challenges they face. Ultimately, an action plan and strategy are developed based on the individual’s specific situation.