Northwest Brief Therapy Training Center
Olympia, Washington

Solution-Focused Management: Scaling

Scaling questions seem to be particularly useful and versatile in the consultative and supervisory context. They are simple and allow a clear focus on goals, how far along the work has come and how that progress has been achieved. Scaling can help integrate the potential differences between goals and perspectives of all parties, including the agency.

Scaling questions can be used to assess any number of things, their use is limited only by the imagination of the questioner. They can be used for assessing progress in supervision, movement towards a goal, prioritizing tasks, how realistic a goal is, even the relationship between a supervisor and a supervisee.

Scaling Questions- Individual:

Scaling Questions-Relationship: