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“Brief counseling” refers to a group of therapeutic practices and modalities that include solution-focused therapy (De Jong and Berg 2002; Walter and Peller 1992), narrative therapy (Freedman and Combs 1996; White 2007), single-session therapy (Slive and Bobele 2011; Talmon 1990), as well as models of brief pastoral counseling (e.g., Benner 2003; Childs 1990). While there are clear differences between these counseling approaches, these modalities have in common the fact that they are focused, collaborative, competency oriented, and time limited.
Change is facilitated by focusing on the positive, the desired solution, and the future.
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