Solution-Focused Coaching and the GROW Model
During the 1950s, there was a major shift in thinking, represented by the work of psychologists including Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, and Fritz Perls. The view held by psychologists in the first half of the century—namely, that clients were patients who needed to be fixed—was turned on its head; the new therapists viewed people as whole and resourceful rather than as dysfunctional and needy. In the 1980s, Steve de Shazer, Insoo Kim Berg, and colleagues at the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, built on earlier work by Milton Erickson and others to arrive at the solution-focused model used most commonly today.
Solution-focused therapy, also known ...