A Review On Solution Focused Brief Therapy Studies In Turkey

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  • Okan Bilgin Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University




The aim of this study is to examine experimental studies conducted with solution focused brief therapy psychological counselling in Turkey. In this study in which descriptive method was used, the data were analysed with document analysis. In this respect, a total of 26 studies, 24 graduate theses and 2 articles, which were conducted experimentally with solution focused counselling approach, were analysed. According to the results of the study, it was found that there was an increase in studies conducted with this approach in recent years, the majority of the studies were conducted in the fields of education and nursing, and the sample groups of the study were mostly secondary school, high school and university students. It was found that mostly group counselling method and semi-experimental pattern were used in studies, a great majority of the studies were conducted with 6 sessions, all of the studies except one included control group, 3 of the studies included placebo group and follow-up test was conducted in 14 of the studies. It was found that the studies were applied on very different problem areas, mainly undesired behaviours and that 4 of the studies met all the criteria determined for solution focused approach. When the studies conducted were examined, it was found that there were no studies in which solution focused approach was compared with another psychotherapy approach. As a result of the study, it was found that in all studies except one, solution focused counselling had a significant effect on the experimental group.




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Bilgin, O. (2020). A Review On Solution Focused Brief Therapy Studies In Turkey. International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 7(3), 164–177. https://doi.org/10.17220/ijpes.2020.03.015