The Centre for Solution Focused Practice

BRIEF Publications

Books

  1. George, E., Iveson, C. and Ratner, H. (1990; New Edition 1999) Problem to Solution: Brief Therapy with Individuals and Families. London: BT Press
  2. Iveson, C. Whose Life? Working with Older People London: BT Press
  3. Iveson. C., George, E., Ratner, H.  (2012) Brief Coaching: a solution focused approach.  London: Routledge
  4. Ratner, H., George, E., Iveson, C.  (2012) Solution Focused Brief Therapy: 100 Key Ideas and Techniques.  London: Routledge
  5. Ratner, H., Yusuf, D. (2015) Brief Coaching with Children and Young People: a solution focused approach. London: Routledge

Articles & Chapters

  1. Iveson, C. (1989). Brief solution focused therapy - a textbook treatment. Context. Winter 1989.
  2. Ratner, H. (1989). Introducing Steve de Shazer. Context Autumn 1989
  3. Iveson, C. (1990). Reluctant clients. Context. Spring 1990.
  4. Iveson, C. (1992). A postcard from Vienna. Counselling News. Winter 1992.
  5. Iveson, C. (1993). Hell’s bells. Community Psychiatric Nurse Journal. June 1993.
  6. Iveson, C. (1994). Solution focused brief therapy: Establishing goals and assessing competence. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 57 (3) 95-98.
  7. Iveson, C. (1996) Solution focused brief therapy: Working with Young People. In Sigston, A. et al (eds) Psychology in Practice with Young People, Families and Schools. London: David Fulton
  8. Ratner H. and Yandoli, D. (1996) Solution Focused Brief Therapy: A Co-operative Approach to Work with Clients. In Edwards, G. and Dare, C. (eds.) Psychotherapy, Psychological Treatments and the Addictions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  9. George, E. (1998) Das Problemfreie Gespräch: sich auf die Seite der Kompetenz stellen. (Problem-free talk: staying on the side of competence) In Eberling, W., Vogt-Hillmann, M. (eds) Kurzgefaßt: Zum Stand der lösungsorientierten Praxis in Europa Dortmund: Borgmann
  10. Ratner, H. (1998) Solution Focused Brief Therapy: From Hierarchy to Collaboration. In Bayne, R., Nicholson, P. and Horton, (eds.) Counselling and Communication Skills for Medical and Health Practitioners, Leicester: BPS Books.
  11. Iveson, C. (2002) Solution-focused brief therapy In Advances in Psychiatric Treatment vol. 8 PP 149 – 157
  12. Iveson, C. (2003) Solution-Focused Couples Therapy. In O'Connell, B. and Palmer, S. (eds) Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy London: Sage.
  13. Ratner, H. (2003) Solution-Focused Therapy in Schools. In O'Connell, B. and Palmer, S. (eds.) Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy London: Sage
  14. George, E. (2005) Solution Focused Therapy in the UK In Solution News March 2005 1:1
  15. George, E. (2005) Consultation: A Solution-focused Approach. In Southall, A (ed.) Consultation in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Oxford: Radcliffe
  16. Iveson. C. (2005) Teaching the Difficult Craft of Not-knowing In Solution News Sept. 2005 1:3
  17. Ratner, H. (2006) ‘The therapist doesn’t have the magic, the client has the magic!’ The legacy of Steve de Shazer, Context 84, April
  18. George, E. (2007) Treading Lightly: the Solution Focused Approach in Practice In Counselling at Work Feb. 2007: Issue 55
  19. Iveson. C. (2008) Strengths: How useful are they in solution focused practice? In Solution News April 2008 3:2
  20. Shennan, G. and Iveson, C. (2008) What difference would that make? In Journal of Family Psychotherapy 19, 97-101.
  21. George, E. (2010) Sparkling moments. In Nelson , T.S. (ed.) Doing something different: Solution focused brief therapy practices. New York: Routledge
  22. Iveson, C. (2010) Over-developed emotions. In Nelson , T.S. (ed.) Doing something different: Solution focused brief therapy practices. New York: Routledge
  23. Shennan, G., Iveson, C. (2011)  From solution to description: practice and research in tandem.  In Franklin, C., Trepper T., et al (Eds.)  Solution-focused Brief Therapy: A Handbook of Evidence-based Practice. New York: Oxford University Press
  24. Iveson. C., George, E., Ratner, H.  (2012)  Brief Coaching: a solution focused approach In Coaching Today April 2012 17 - 20 
  25. George, E. (2012)  Nur eine Menge Gerede! (Just a bunch of talk!)  In Vogt, M., Wolf, F., et al (Eds.) Begegnungen mit Steve de Shazer und Insoo Kim Berg  Borgmann: Dortmund
  26. Ratner, H. (2012) Eine Frau mit vielen Facetten (A woman of many parts)  In Vogt, M., Wolf, F., et al (Eds.)  Begegnungen mit Steve de Shazer und Insoo Kim Berg  Borgmann: Dortmund
  27. Iveson, C.  (2013)  Blue on blue: a love story In Hoyt, M. (Ed.) Therapist Stories of Inspiration, Passion, and Renewal  Routledge: New York
  28. Iveson. C., George, E., Ratner, H.  (2014) Love is all around In  Hoyt, M., Talmon, M. (eds.) Capturing the moment. Crown House: Bethel.
  29. George, E. (2014) The Preferred Future In Private Practice Winter 2014 18 – 19
  30. Iveson, C. (2014) Fifty-one reasons to run away In Polgár, N. & Hankovszky, K. (Eds.) Brief and Simple: Solution Focus in Organisations. Solutionsurfers: Hungary
  31. Ratner, H., George, E., Iveson, C.  (2014) Reflections from the founders of BRIEF: 25 years on: an interview.  In Child Care Practice. Vol 20 No 1 155 – 158
  32. George, E., Iveson, C., Ratner, H. (2015) Solution Focused Brief Therapy  In Neukrug, E. S. (ed) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy Sage: Thousand Oaks.
  33. George, E. (2015) “Just a bunch of talk” in Vogt, M., Wolf, F., Sundman, P. and Dreesen, H. Solution Books: London.
  34. Ratner, H. (2015) Insoo: a woman of many parts, in Vogt, M., Wolf, F., Sundman, P. and Dreesen, H. Solution Books: London.
  35. George, E. (2015)  Von Milwaukee nach London In Burgstaller, S. (ed) Losungsfokus in Organisationen Carl Auer: Heidelberg
  36. George, E. (2015)  Losungsfokus in einer Schule In Burgstaller, S. (ed) Losungsfokus in Organisationen Carl Auer: Heidelberg
  37. Ratner, H. (2015)  Ein Coachinggesprach mit Steve de Shazer mit Kommentaren von Harvey Ratner In Burgstaller, S. (ed) Losungsfokus in Organisationen Carl Auer: Heidelberg
  38. Iveson, C. (2015)  Der Kuschel-Fall – Ein Fall von Chris Iveson mit Kommentaren von Peter Szabo In Burgstaller, S. (ed) Losungsfokus in Organisationen Carl Auer: Heidelberg
  39. Iveson, C. (2015)  Ein verdammt guter Boss – Ein Fall von Peter Szabo mit Kommentaren von Chris Iveson In Burgstaller, S. (ed) Losungsfokus in Organisationen Carl Auer: Heidelberg
  40. Iveson, C. (2015)  Ein Austausch zwischen In Burgstaller, S. (ed) Losungsfokus in Organisationen Carl Auer: Heidelberg  
  41. Iveson, C. (2015) “What are your best hopes?” Some developments in solution-focused brief therapy. Context. Winter 2015
  42. Iveson, C. & McKergow, M. (2015) Brief Therapy: Focused Description Development. Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. 2.1
  43. Yusuf, D., George, E. (2016) Mentoring Children and Young People: a solution focused approach  In Coaching Today January 2016 29 – 33
  44. George. E.  (2016)  Words. Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Vol 2, No 2, 2016  72 - 73
  45. George, E.  (2017)  Can it really be that simple? In InterAction August 2017 Vol 9 No 1 http://sfio.org/the-journal/interaction-vol-9-no-1-aug-2017

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Do we have to be particular sorts of people to use the Solution Focused approach. Evan George argues that we do not. Using the approach involves adopting a position in a very conscious and determined way and this is based on a choice, It does not depend on the vagaries, the lottery of what sort of person we may happen to be.

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