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The impact of emotional intelligence on solution-focused therapy with an adolescent

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Researchers have come to the realisation that an individual's intellectual potential cannot be the only predictor for future success and a stable life. It has been found that emotional intelligence plays an important role in an individual's optimal functioning. Emotional intelligence entails an individual's ability to deal with emotional issues, to partake in interpersonal relationships, and to make effective decisions. There has also been a shift in the focus of psychological therapeutic practice towards brief therapies such as solution-focused therapy, mainly due to the fact that clients are experiencing increasing financial and time constraints. This article investigates the possible impact of emotional intelligence on solution-focused therapy with an adolescent. The investigation involved a case study in which the emotional intelligence of an adolescent client was measured by means of the Bar-on EQ-i™. The findings that were obtained were incorporated into the client's solution-focused therapy sessions.

Keywords: Adolescence; Emotional intelligence; Therapy

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Curriculum Studies, Education Faculty, University of Pretoria, 0001, South Africa

Publication date: 2003-10-01

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