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SFP 36 – Episode 36: Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #36

Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro & Outro: Bibiana Czerny & Ken Brooks | Music: www.bensound.com 

SFP 36 - Episode 36: Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast | 36:09

„We were constantly refining. There wasn’t really a so-called Solution Focused therapy in the form of a noun. Solution Focus was much more of a verb. And we were interested in exploring all of those avenues.“

 

„At the same time in order to move beyond that, to get better, to engage more clients, I’am probably gonna have to introduce small variations. Things which therapists do naturally, but they might not do reflectively, so that they know that they are making those particular variations.”

 

„First I have to carefully describe the outcomes that we are looking for, I have to measure those outcomes and then look for variations in those outcomes (..) to identify learning opportunities.“
Scott Miller, Ph.D.

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Scott D. Miller, PH.D., Founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence, Author and Promoter of Deliberate Practice, about

  • how he got in touch with Solution Focus
  • how he moved to Milwaukee to work at the Brief Family Therapy Center (BFTC) in Milwaukee
  • what fascinated him with the work at BFTC
  • how the way they worked back then has a lot to do with the work he does now
  • how describing Solution Focus to others led to a standardized approach 
  • deliberate practice and how those therapists are most effective that measure their results, reflect their practice, and learn from feedback
  • the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and the Session Rating Scale (SRS) and how they can help you refine your practice
  • how well Solution Focus fits to deliberate practice
  • how that way of learning could be transferred to other areas where Solution Focus is applied, like e.g. leadership
  • the difficulty of measuring outcomes and the questions to ask
  • talking the language of our clients or talking about what’s meaningful for them
  • the Challenge of the week: „If you think you are effective, why not find out? Download the measures and begin tracking your outcomes. And see: Are you effective with all your clients? Is it to the degree you thought?”

     

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How we develop our own practice and how we keep on exploring and developing Solution Focus has become more and more relevant and interesting to us lately. How can we stay curios and see our practice and Solution Focus as a verb – a practice that constantly keeps developing, where we learn from our clients, develop new things, let go of other things etc. – and not a noun – an approach that is like this or that with this question or that question. So, we are curios! How could we all embrace that inventor spirit even more and learn from each other and with each other, from our clients and with our clients, and keep on developing SF? Please share with us what you think and how you do that! Friendpower is stronger than willpower. So, let’s learn together! How could we transfer this way of learning to other areas where Solution Focus is used? Share your ideas and thoughts on what inspired you and what differences this makes for you in your everyday life. Share as much detail as possible. Your story might be the one making a vital difference for someone else. Your thoughts and ideas matter and might encourage others to keep on going their SF journey. Share this podcast episode with your friends, clients or colleagues who you think might be inspired by this conversation. It could give them some practical ideas on how to apply Solution Focus in their daily life.

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