The use of solution-focused counselling (SFC) in dietetics was examined to determine the demand for an SFC teaching tool for registered dietitians.
A cross-sectional web-based survey was conducted within the Dietitians of Canada cardiology, eating disorders, and consulting networks, with dietitians who practised in an outpatient setting. Dietitians were surveyed on the seven core components of SFC.
Responses (n=58) were received from dietitians practising in seven provinces, who tended to be younger (mean age=44) and who had practised for a mean of 15 years. The entire sample reported use of at least four of the seven core components of SFC. All respondents were interested in receiving a counselling teaching tool for dietitians.
All respondents were using components of SFC in their outpatient practices. The efficaciousness of SFC in dietetic practice has yet to be determined.