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Is OHanlon and Wilks Solution Focused Therapy Cognitive Therapy Or When is a Door not a Door Christopher Smith William Paterson University Abstract OHanlon and Wilk state that their model of Solution Focused Therapy is a brief future oriented action focused approach that leads clients to new ways of developing solutions by talking them out of their problems The theorists thereby maintain that irrational problem formation based on poor epistemological presumptions is a prime cause of personal woe Their intervention aims at identifying what individuals are already doing well what they term the exceptions and building on those strengths Clients move from being ruled by their problem to relying on their own solutions and strengths This paper attempts to show that despite their protestations OHanlon and Wilks therapy is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that possesses strengths in simplicity and brevity and weaknesses in clarity and preventing relapse Logical argument research and the statements of other solution-focused therapists are utilized to support these contentions Is OHanlon and Wilks Solution Focused Therapy Cognitive Therapy Or When is a Door not a Door Q When is a Door not a Door As any schoolboy knows a door is not a door when its ajar The joke is created by an auditory equivocation ajar is heard as a jar and humor is generated by an erroneous transposition of meaning There are other types of semantic confusion Another I might mention is the fallacy of euphemism or the purposeful substitution one word for another that if used might bring along unwanted connotations My question regarding OHanlon and Wilks view of Solution Focused Therapy is In order to claim that Solution Focused therapy is not cognitive therapy are OHanlon and Wilk relying on a fallacy in grammatical structure akin to that found in a childrens joke The fallacy of euphemism OHanlon and Wilks Definition of Solution Focused Therapy OHanlon and Wilk see their
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