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Problem solving skills training

What is problem solving skills training? 

People with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia may show impairments in problem-solving ability. Training interventions can help develop problem solving skills, by teaching people strategies for tackling a particular problem, and ideally, teaches skills that can be reapplied in the future. A typical problem-solving therapy approach includes several key stages; linking symptoms to problems, defining the problem, setting achievable goals, generating solutions, and evaluating results.

What is the evidence for problem solving skills training?

Low quality evidence is unable to determine any benefit of problem solving skills training over routine care, coping skills training or unstructured therapist interaction for problem solving ability, social behaviour, or study attrition. Review authors conclude that there is insufficient evidence to confirm or refute the benefits of problem solving therapy.

 

June 2016

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