Appreciative Inquiry in Therapy/coaching
Andrew Smith, Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
Hi Kevin, here's some research suggesting a focus on strengths improves the outcome of therapy
Appreciative inquiry in therapy or coaching is very akin to Solution-Focused approaches
. SF tools such as Scaling and the Miracle Question combine very well with the 5-D or 4-D format.
The main refinement, in my view an advance over SF, is that AI makes you focus on existing progress, strengths, and resources before looking at goals and desired outcomes. I know you can do this with SF too, but AI makes it an explicit first step.