Objective: Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) has shown treatment effects for a range of clients but not specifically for drug users in Asian populations. We exploratively examined the treatment effects of SFBT on drug use. Methods: Participants were 60 inmates in a Japanese prison who were convicted of a drug-related offense. They were non-randomly assigned to the SFBT group, treatment as usual (TAU) group, or mail feedback (Mail) group. They completed the Stimulant-Relapse Risk Scale and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale before the start and after the end of these programs. Results: The SFBT and TAU groups showed more improvement on the Stimulant-Relapse Risk Scale than the Mail group did. However, the two groups did not show improvement on the depression scale. Conclusions: SFBT is applicable to Asian drug users. The practical application of SFBT in Asian populations is discussed.
The effects of social support reciprocity between parents and adolescents on undergraduate students’ independency and depression were investigated. The results indicated that independency increased and the depression score was significantly lower in the group that received and provided more support, compared to the group that received and provided less support. The results of multiple regression analysis indicated social support from adolescents to fathers had negative correlations, whereas, in men, social support from adolescents to mothers had positive correlations with depression scores. Moreover, in women, social support from mothers to adolescents had positive correlations with dependency on parents. Overall, social support from adolescents to fathers had positive correlations with independency.
This presentation will describe about the a foster home caused by a disaster of Japan. Many families escaped from area of disaster especially from Fukushima , the area of nuclear disaster. And some of the families, have a situation can’t allow to move, decided to let their children live far place , at foster parents. National Foundation of Brief therapy/Japan have given free counseling for them. and all of the case indicated SFA. The most important of this case is the “compliments to Foster Mother”. Therapist complimented her carefully. About the “hit and bite and kick “, direct Foster Mother below. When the boy hit ex, please ignore and leave from him. But when he “doesn’t”, please hug and talk to him. About the phone, tell the real mother not talk after 9pm and suggest “indirect compliments” that Foster Mother tell Real Mother about the good point of the boy and Real Mother tell the boy on the phone. Then, After 1 month after, There is no problem, no hit and bite, and phone 2 times to RM per day. He enjoying to play the “foster brother and father” everyday. He refused to eat vegetables, but eat all now. He feel pleased to help cooking and housekeeping. The relationship of FM and RM become very good. The therapist praised her effort heartily.