The treatment of a patient who was referred due to hallucinations reveals a world of “magic realism” that is far from infrequent in elderly people with a small and dwindling social network –especially if coming from cultures where the boundaries between the inner and the outer world world are fuzzy. Respecting these traits allow for the development of treatment approaches that can evolve satisfactorily without disrupting the patient’s inscription in this dual world.
In this study, we reviewed 49 articles (66 cases) of Brief Therapy practice published in Japan from 1998 to 2008. Main focus of this study was to examine the trend of Brief Therapy practice in Japan with the cases classified according to the amount of total sessions, clients’ symptoms and major complaints. We also investigated the application of Brief Therapy technique to consult with other professionals, and to single session therapy and eclectic psychotherapy. Moreover, we reviewed Brief Therapy technique applied by other professionals. Finally, we discussed future prospects.
The present case study reports the process of consultation to parents of a student who were not attending college. In addition, it examines the significance of sessions that address the possibility for the treatment system to create a vicious cycle in working on school non-attendance by dealing with parents’ narrative and the relational structure for coping which are in interactive relationship. The present case demonstrated the importance of supporting parental problem solving behavior by assessing the communication problem.
In this study, I discuss the effectiveness of solution focused approach in support for re-employment through the case. The client in this case hoped for re-employment while feeling the social anxiety and lost confidence from the unemployment experience of happening one after another. In this case, therapist expanded the solved image the client told. That was empowerment leading to re-employment. The client has begun to imagine actuality different from now through a miracle question. This talk was expanded by the method with the effective humor. That promoted the client talking solved images. That was "Hope and possibility" in the job-hunting for the client. That supported client's re-employment. It is suggested that it is effective to use solution focused approach in support for re-employment.
This article is a report of two cases applying Double Description Model (DDM; Wakashima & Hasegawa, 2000) based Brief and Family Therapy. Case 1 was an interview with mother whose chief complaint was the relation to her daughter. In this case, we focused on a mother-child dyad system smaller than whole family system. Case 2 was an interview with mother complained her son’s problem behaviors. In addition, mother was on bad terms with her husband. Therapists promoted her creative problem solving ability to deal with the problems. We extracted three essences of Brief and Family Therapy by examining the commonalities of two cases.