Problem Solving Techniques


When using problem-solving techniques, it is important that the practitioner stay focused on:
A. The interaction
B. The here-and-now
C. The communication
D. The past history


The correct answer is “B” – The here-and-now. This is the basis of the problem-solving process. The interaction (answer “A”) and the communication (answer “C”) are not correct because while interaction and communication are important factors in the therapeutic process, they should not be the focus of the sessions with the client(s) when using problem-solving techniques. The past history (answer “D”) is not correct because past history is not relevant in the problem-solving method