Providing Group Counseling Assistance with Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Approach to Students with Crisis of Confidence

Nin Sekar Nurmaghfirah, Asrowi Asrowi, Rian Rokhmad Hidayat


The objective of this research is to investigate the effectiveness of group counseling with solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) to improve self-confidence. This research used the experimental research method, namely: equivalent time-series design. This design applied for only one experimental group, using pretest and posttest. The subjects of the research were four female students and one male student in the first grade of Vocational High School Christian 1 of Surakarta.      The result of the research shows that the five subjects experienced change. After the research was tested with Wilcoxon test, the result showed that Z value is -2,121 with p-value (Asymp. Sig. 2 tailed) 0.034<0.05, so in here there is the probability above 0.05, it means there was enhance­ment between student’s confidence before the treatment (pretest) and after the treatment was given (posttest).     Thus, group counseling with solution-focused brief therapy is recommended for the school’s counselor and another researcher to use this research’s result as one of consideration to help improving self-confidence.


Group Counseling; SFBT; Self Confidence.

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