Both solution-focused therapy (SFT) and cognitive behavioral therapy can help families to deal with difficult situations. However, their effectiveness varies depending upon the individual needs. Solution-focused therapy focuses on identifying positive aspects within an individual’s life while encouraging them to set achievable goals in order to move forward, making it particularly well suited for those who need short-term assistance with addressing certain issues such as communication difficulties.
While cognitive behavioral therapy can be more beneficial for individuals who suffer from addiction or mental disorders, it is also effective in helping them recognize the role their behavior and thoughts play when they feel distressed. While both methods have proven to be useful in the analysis of family dynamics, it’s important for practitioners to take their time and assess which is better before they recommend any interventions to ensure that optimal results are achieved.