Solution Focused Questions utilize a competency-based model, which minimizes emphasis on past failings and problems, and instead focuses on clients’ strengths and previous successes. There is a focus on working from the client’s understandings of their situation and what the client might want different.

​Solution Focused Techniques use a realistic, goal-driven approach, with emphasis on clear, concise, realistic goal identification that assumes all clients have some level of knowledge of what would make life better, and that anyone seeking help already possesses the minimal skills necessary to create solutions for themselves.