The Effect of Solution-Focused Group Counseling with Psychological Counselor Candidates on Solution-Focused Tendency and Satisfaction with Life
- Solution-focused brief group counseling, Psychological counseling candidates, Life satisfaction, Problem disengagement, Goal orientation, Resource activation.
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of solution-focused brief group psychological counseling (SFBGC) on Guidance and Psychological Counseling students’ solution-focused tendencies and satisfaction with life. The study employed a pretest posttest follow-up test design, a quasi-experimental design. The study sample consisted of students majoring in Guidance and Psychological Counseling in Aksaray University’s Faculty of Education during the 2016-2017 academic year. “Solution-Focused Inventory (SFI)” developed by Grant et al. (2012) and translated into Turkish by Karahan-Şanal and Hamarta (2015) was used to measure the study’s dependent variables. Afterwards, “Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)”, developed by Diener et al. (1985) and adapted to Turkish by Köker (1991) was administered. The data were analyzed with SPSS 18 package program. Mann-Whitney U Test was used to reveal the difference between the pretest, posttest and follow-up test scores of the experimental and control groups, and Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test was utilised to reveal the differences within the groups for repeated measurements. As a result, at the end of a six week (SFBGC), experimental group’s Satisfaction with Life and Solution-Focused Inventory scores increased from pretest to posttest. At the end of the follow-up sessions, the change in the scores continued similarly. According to the results, the program is effective.