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Leoš Zatloukal, Miloš Havlík, Zdislav Doleček, Jaroslav Šotola

Complex Needs Assesment in Counseling Conversation from the Solution-focused approach Perspective


The paper is devoted to clients’ needs and their assessment in social services. The first part is concentrated on definition of the term „need“. Authors argue that need is a construct which describes the difference between preferred and current situation. The second part of the paper is devoted to two approaches utilized in needs assessment – namely problem- -focused and solution-focused approach. Both of them are described (including their practical application) and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed too.


needs assessment, counseling, problem-focused approach, solution-focused approach

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