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“Are You a LeBron Today?” Playfully Expanding Scaling Questions

Lori Pantaleao, Anne Rambo


This paper guides the reader through the development and implementation of original, playful solution-focused scaling questions when working with adolescents. A case example, building on an adolescent’s interest in the Miami Heat basketball team, is used to demonstrate the use of solution-focused brief therapy scaling questions. The creative use of the scaling question allows for emotional expression, concrete understanding, and development of a cooperative therapeutic alliance between client and therapist. 


solution-focused brief therapy; SFBT; adolescents; children; scaling question technique


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DOI: 10.14335/ijsfp.v2i1.18

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