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ERIC Number: EJ793678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Examining the Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Meta-Analysis
Kim, Johnny S.
Research on Social Work Practice, v18 n2 p107-116 2008
Objective: A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). Method: Hierarchical linear modeling software was used to synthesize the primary studies to calculate an overall effect size estimate and test for between-study variability. Results: Solution-focused brief therapy demonstrated small but positive treatment effects favoring SFBT group on the outcome measures (d = 0.13 to 0.26). Only the magnitude of the effect for internalizing behavior problems was statistically significant at the p [less than] 0.05 level, thereby indicating that the treatment effect for SFBT group is different than the control group. Conclusions: This study allows social workers interested in solution-focused brief therapy to examine the empirical evidence quickly and with more definitive information. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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