SFP 86 – Episode 86: Crazy for Solution Focus: Spreading Solution Focus in Taiwan and mainland China with Prof. Wei-Su Hsu, Ph.D.
Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #86
Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny & Ken Brooks | Music: www.bensound.com
SFP 86 - Episode 86: Crazy for Solution Focus: Spreading Solution Focus in Taiwan and mainland China with Prof. Wei-Su Hsu, PH.D.
„Chinese people are more practical. They like efficient, so they like Solution Focus.“
„So, you need to find the compliment they can accept. If they can accept it, it can be very powerful, because we like to be seen. We like to be complimented for our social connection.“
„We are still learning: How can we let the client talk more, think more, and do not use myself too much?”
„I invite you all to practice to believe in miracles.”Prof. Wei-Su Hsu, PH.D.
In today’s episode, we talk with Wei-Su Hsu, Professor at the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, about
- what fascinates her with Solution Focus and how her SF journey started,
- how she worked with Insoo Kim Berg and what she learned from her,
- her craziness for Solution Focus,
- what she learned from translating SF books into Chinese,
- cultural adaptions of Solution Focus in Taiwan and mainland China (e.g. with the miracle question, scaling, complimenting),
- what helps her to learn Solution Focus and how she learns from practitioners, students, and clients,
- SF in schools and her research “The Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Group Therapy in Ethnic Chinese School Settings: A Meta-Analysis”,
- complimenting and reframing in the Chinese culture,
- persuading people to accept Solution Focused concepts,
- teaching of Solution Focus in Taiwan and mainland China,
- learning to be less the expert and to wonder more,
- a story about Insoo Kim Berg or how she showed her not to be the expert and do her own things,
- The Challenge of the week: “I invite you all to practice to learn believing in miracles.”
- Learn more about Wei-Su and her publications here >>>.
- Here >>> you can find out more about Wei-Su Hsu & Huoliang Gong`s study “The effectiveness of Solution Focus in ethnic Chinese school settings: A Meta-Analysis“.
- Join next years SFBTA conference in Las Vegas from Nov 12-14, 2020. For further infos stay tuned at the SFBTA website.
- Read this interview in Chinese translated by Jing Li here>>>.
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Friendpower is stronger than willpower. So, let’s inspire each other! Share your ideas and thoughts on what inspired you about our conversation with Wei-Su 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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