The Components of the Solution-Focused Supervision

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The purpose of this study was to explore the components of Solution-focused supervision (SFS). Six supervisees, 1 male and 5 females (between the ages of 25 and 35 years) voluntarily participated in this study. Each supervisee received 4 sessions of SFS. A total of 24 counseling sessions were transcribed and using based on the qualitative method. Results suggested 7 components re-occurring in the supervisory process of SFS: (a) positive opening and problem description; (b) identifying the positive supervisory goals; (c) exploring the exceptions of supervisees and clients; (d) developing other possibilities; (e) giving feedback and clinical education; (f) forming the first little step; and (g) exploring the differences and the changes. Dynamic circulation appeared among these SFS components. The characteristics of these SFS components suggested that: (a) assurance and execution in positively desired and action-oriented supervisory goals went throughout the supervisory process; (b) exploring exceptions of supervisees was of great importance; (c) developing other possibilities and giving positive feedbacks and clinical education greatly enriched the supervisees' case conceptualizations; and (d) the whole supervisory process operated the SFS philosophy and skills. In addition SFS components' exerting empowering behaviors and supervisor's role functions. Finally, limitations of this study and suggestions for future research were also provided.
Translated title of the contribution焦點解決督導構成要素之研究
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-496
Number of pages22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Solution-focused supervision
  • supervision
  • the components of supervision


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