The Centre for Solution Focused Practice

April 2018 Archives

Taking BRIEF to Japan

Harvey Ratner has just returned from delivering a Solution Focused workshop in Japan, following in Steve de Shazer's and Insoo Kim Berg's footsteps. He writes here about how the BRIEF approach to SFBT was met.

It's not all about me!

What is the nature of the 'relationship' between client and therapist in the Solution Focused approach?

Evan George shares some thoughts.

Bill O'Hanlon asks a question.

Bill O'Hanlon asks . . . 'How do you recommend people keep their Solution Focus when they work in an environment that seems dismissive or hostile to the approach or just indifferent to it?' 
Evan George shares 10 ideas that might be useful.

How can you bear it . . . ?

The choice that therapists and counsellors (and indeed coaches) make about the model that they use is not merely pragmatic. Of course we have to be concerned with the research - 'does it work' - but having established that it does we choose our models to some extent informed by the values, the ethos that lies hidden within. Evan George explores this thought.