Solution-focused support of people with intellectual disabilities

J.M. Roeden

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The aim of this thesis was to investigate the effects of Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) in people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and the effects of Solution-Focused Coaching (SFC) of staff supporting people with ID. Clients receiving SFT, and staff receiving SFC, were compared with clients and staff receiving care-as-usual, and coaching-as-usual respectively. After SFT, the SFBT-clients almost all reached their goals and performed better on psychological, social functioning, and resilience. After SFC, SFC-staff progressed towards their team goals and improved on proactive thinking and on the quality of client-caregiver relationships. This strengths-based SF-approach was valued positively by both clients and staff.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Curfs, Leopold, Supervisor
  • Maaskant, Marian, Supervisor
Award date19 Dec 2012
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs978-90-6455-7156
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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