Title

A Theoretical Investigation of Postmodern Approaches Used in Medical Settings

Keywords

postmodern approach, solution-focused brief therapy, medical settings

Abstract

This study attempts to investigate the use of one of the postmodern family therapy theories, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) in the medical setting. Although SFBT is being widely used in medical settings, a thorough theoretical investigation about its suitability to this area has not been presented. In order to discuss the use of SFBT in the expanding practice of medical family therapy (MedFT), the underpinnings of MedFT and SFBT are examined, in addition to the integrative potential of SFBT with the dominant theoretical perspectives guiding MedFT, as well as SFBT’s suitability to the medical setting based on the requirements Doherty and Baird suggested. Challenging features of implementing SFBT in medical settings are noted, along with relevant suggestions to resolve these obstacles.

Original Publication Citation

Sung, J., Mayo, N., Banford Witting, A.(accepted May 22, 2018). A Theoretical Investigation of Post-Modern Approaches Used in Medical Settings: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.The Family Journal.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2018-03-22

Publisher

The Family Journal

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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