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Exception Questions in SFT: Podcast 025

This podcast is the narrated version of my article 3 Ways to Ask Exception Questions.

Exception questions are a valuable tool from Solution Focused Therapy. In this podcast I talk about a smoking cessation client where I used exception questions to help him use his love of swimming to wash smoking out of his life forever.

In this episode I talk about:

  • Why there’s an exception to every rule and how to use this
  • How to tell when the problem isn’t a problem
  • Asking about times when the problem pattern doesn’t happen
  • Asking what was different
  • Using presuppositions to help pinpoint resourceful exceptions
  • Spreading the calm around

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Mark Tyrrell

About Mark Tyrrell

Psychology is my passion. I've been a psychotherapist trainer since 1998, specializing in brief, solution focused approaches. I now teach practitioners all over the world via our online courses.

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