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SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy
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John Murphy about asking clients. In today’s episode, we talk with Prof. John Murphy about client-centered practice. Find out what has fascinated him with Solution Focus, how he came in contact with SF, and what kept him on this road. Learn from John what respect, respectful curiosity, putting the client in the center, and letting their answers drive the conversation, can mean. He stresses the uniqueness of conversations and how questions can open up for possibilities and different stories. He shares his thoughts about client-directed practice and the willingness to let ourselves be shaped into effectiveness by our clients, the common factors research and how Solution Focus Brief Therapy empowers the important variables, as well as the value of not assuming and instead asking clients about their experiences. Find out more about giving credit, the influence of personal agency questions, and about planting seeds with our questions and invitations. We also talk with John about his book „Solution Focused Counseling in Schools“, who should definitely read it, as well as taking the time and remaining open to learn more about the complexity of people. And what a rewarding challenge of the week: „Think of something you want to accomplish and make a list of people who want you to succeed with that. Select one person and ask yourself how you might go about recruiting this person to give you a hand.”