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Thus, giving the patient a 'bird's eye view' of his/her life gives him/her a chance to reconsider past actions committed and change these to improve his/her relations with a partner or family member. As in family brief therapies, reconstructing a family's life according to each member's interpretation and reflection helps the therapist identify the family member who adopts a constructive or destructive view of the 'reconstructed family life.' Through SFBT, the therapist is able to create a therapeutic process that would be time-efficient and beneficial to patients.

Bitter and Nicoll (2004) elucidated effectively the effectiveness of brief therapy treatment for couples and families (64):

brief therapists seek to establish in their clients a renewed faith in self as well as optimism and hope for their immediate and long-term futures. It is caring, however, that guarantees the client support and a safe return in a future session, now matter how the real world enactment has gone.

From this passage, one realizes that brief therapy, while primarily patient-centered, is by principle also dependent on the existence of care and faith between patient and therapist. Without these humane qualities in SFBT, any form of therapy, be it long-term or short-term, would cease to be effective and important for people who need these therapies the most. Care and faith is especially important to families, Bitter
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and Nicoll found out, is actually the "sense of strength" from which SFBT synergy between patients and client are drawn from. SFBT, acting as a "magnifying-glass" of life within a short period of time, is personal growth interpreted as a "development of self-understanding...opening windows, enabling transformative experience, setting something in motion...the brief encounter that involves an ending from the beginning" (Mander, 2003:497).

Bibliography

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Bibliography

Bury, D. (2000). "Constructivist paradigms in other therapies." Journal of Constructivist Psychology, Vol. 13, Issue 4.

Bitter, J. And W. Nicoll. (2000). "Adlerian brief therapy with individuals: process and practice." Journal of Individual Psychology, Vol. 56, Issue 1.

____. (2004). "Relational strategies: two approaches to Adlerian brief therapy." Journal of Individual Psychology, Vol. 60, Issue 1.

Disque, J.G. And J. Bitter. (2004). "Emotion, experience, and early recollections: exploring restorative reorientation processes in Adlerian therapy." Journal of Individual Psychology, Vol. 60, Issue 2.

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