Solution-focused support of people with intellectual disabilitiesJohn Roeden has written a thesis about the effects of Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) in people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and the effects of Solution-Focused Coaching (SFC) of staff supporting people with ID. Clients receiving SFT, and staff receiving SFC, were compared with clients and staff receiving care-as-usual, and coaching-as-usual respectively. After SFT, the SFBT-clients almost all reached their goals and performed better on psychological, social functioning, and resilience. After SFC, SFC-staff progressed towards their team goals and improved on proactive thinking and on the quality of client-caregiver relationships. This strengths-based SF-approach was valued positively by both clients and staff.

The thesis can be ordered via j.roeden@baalderborggroep.nl.

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