Scaling is such a powerful therapeutic tool, allowing us to switch the conversation from being ‘about’ emotions to being ‘about’ numbers. Scaling in therapy allows us to help your client break down their perception of their situation into grades, and then gradually (or rapidly) improve their situation using those numbers.
I talk more about the power of scaling in this video and I give 3 examples of solution focused questions you can use to help your clients.
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Psychology is my passion. I’ve been a psychotherapist trainer since 1998, specializing in brief, solution focused approaches. I now teach practitioners all over the world via our online courses.
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00:00 Introduction: How to use scaling to break down black & white thinking
00:20 The pain of all or nothing thinking
01:46 A simple but powerful solution focused therapy technique
01:57 How does scaling work in therapy?
02:18 3 benefits of scaling
03:16 3 solution focused question ideas
03:27 1. ‘On a scale of 1 to 10…’
05:21 2. Ask questions that precipitate change
07:24 3. Don’t just ask questions about numbers