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| Published: September 25, 2017

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) For Issues Related To Sexual Identity and Orientation: A Case Report

Jaseem Koorankot

Lecturer, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (IMHANS), Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode-08, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Fathima Shabnam

Research Associate, Academy for Solution Focused Approaches & Research (ASFAR), Kozhikode-01, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.114/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.114


Individuals with alternative sexual orientation find difficulty in acknowledging their sexual feelings in a predominantly heterosexual world. Various research have identified that sexual minorities are more prone to develop depression, anxiety and substance use disorders. In India the stigmatization of homosexuality and bisexuality take a toll on their mental health and this in turn leads to poor adaptation to highly stressful life events. They experience shame and fear with respect to their sexual orientation, losing relationships and find severe difficulties in adjusting or not adjusting to social pressures to conform. The present case report aimed at illustrating the attempt of solution focused brief therapy on depressive episode and behavioral problems related to bisexuality in the client. The treatment followed the specifications of European Brief Therapy Association’s treatment manual for SFBT. The outcome measures on BDI-II in the initial session and the fourth session indicates reduction in the subjective distress and/or the depressive symptoms

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017