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Creative Studies, M.S.
Center for Studies in Creativity
Jon Michael Fox
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Solution Focused Brief Therapy is a well-known method of therapy used by many clinicians and social workers. There are similarities between this therapy and the creative problem solving process. Creating a workbook that adapts creative problem solving tools to include solution focused language and concepts can make social workers’ jobs easier and also help them work more effectively. When social workers are able to do their jobs in a more creative way, they will have less stress and create better outcomes for their clients. Using a framework that already exists (i.e. Solution Focused Brief Therapy) and comparing it to creative problem solving also makes it easier to social workers to see how creativity could benefit them in their everyday practice.
Kenneally, Emilie R., "Solution Focused Creativity in Social Work" (2017). Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects. 276.