The Centre for Solution Focused Practice


Taking the taxi further.

Evan George extends the 'taxi-driver' analogy which many Solution Focused trainers use to explain the nature of the collaboration between client and worker in the approach.

TRANCE - Chris Iveson

Steve de Shazer in his early writings on SFBT not infrequently referred to Trance, often name-checking Milton Erikson as a key 'influencer'. So why has the concept receded into the background, almost invisible in modern thinking about the approach.

BRIEF Practice notes: Language

Words and the careful and purposeful use of language lie right at the heart of the Solution Focused approach and we fall into linguistic traps over and over as Evan George outlines.

Can it really be that simple?

Sorting out so-called 'under-performing' teams does not have to be complicated nor does it necessarily require expensive consultants. Evan George has sketched out three simple steps for team leaders to try out.

Does SF feel intrusive?

Evan George addresses a concern that many share coming to the Solution Focused approach for the first time. Do the questions feel intrusive to people?

Are our questions enough?

Solution Focused Practice is often described as a 'question-based' approach, although 'answer-based' may be a more accurate way of describing it. But are our questions enough Evan George asks.

What if . . . ?

Another in the 'What if . . . ?' series - 'what if people give us the answers that they assume we want to hear?'.


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