Thank you Larissa for raising this. Hope these references turn out to be useful/fun for you all. According to J. Passmore e.a. The State of Play in European Coaching and Mentoring (2017)
(DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25085.26080) Solution focus is the 2nd most used coaching approach in Europe
Number of survey participants mentioning the approach as their practice / as the approach they received training in
Microanaysis findings inspired my work in brief coaching
_verbal evidence from Harry Korman (2009) made us aware of the most clear sign of a Solution Focused piece of work: It's not the move from not-wanted to wanted (f.e. by 'what do you want instead?'), but the fact that SF practitioners make a remark on the ressources of the client within the first 2,5 minutes of a conversation.
_the application of the +/- content study (S.S.Jordan e.a. 2013) by Haesun Moon led to the quadrants (DOQ), which keep inspire out coaching and teaching practice
_the knowledge of calibration and co-constructing meaning increased my trust into the working alliance with the client.
_the reasearch on formulations (Korman e.a. 2013) makes me aware of the importance of building on clients' language material (instead of paraphrazing it)
here you can find a collection of articles and materials on microanalyis:
🏹 https://padlet.com/hankovszky_katalin/ENmicroanalysis including recent scientific studies on SF coaching!!!!
This theory article by Harry Korman and Mark McKergow might increase your awarenes on what we do and don't usually do in the SF paradigm
Inbetween—Neither Inside nor Outside: The Radical Simplicity of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
(2009) Journal of Systemic Therapies 28(2):34-49 DOI: 10.1521/jsyt.2009.28.2.34
A quite interesting discussion on the ?development? / ?changes? within the SF approach, known as the 2.0 discussion.
Please view also the reactions from the community (Korman, Godat) and probably even this recent article of Gale Miller
Here a little example what changes McKergow identifies within the approach:
A beautifully exact controll group study delivers some good reasons to use a strengths-based approach to change.
"This paper presents the first results of a large-scale research project on the child protection services in Tenerife, Spain. In Study 1, the professional beliefs and practices of 152 child protection workers, as measured by a Professional Beliefs and Practices Questionnaire, were correlated with their scores on the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Higher scores on a variety of deficit-based beliefs and practices were associated with higher burnout scores, while strengths-based beliefs and practices correlated negatively with burnout." from the abstract of the publication DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2013.847058
what else? ;)