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Falling in love #1

In 1987 Evan fell in love with Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Here Evan tries to begin to explain why - and why his passion for the approach has lasted so long with no signs of abating.

“It’s all technique! And none of it is!”

One of the most common outcomes sought by participants on our Foundation Level 3 courses and beyond is to “develop my own style” to which I say, “Forget it!” Chris Iveson shares his thoughts.

Describing the future

Evan George tackles the frequently asked question 'why do Solution Focused practitioners spend so long focusing on a detailed description of the preferred future?'.

Imposing our preferences on the people with whom we work.

We know that in Solution Focused Therapy legitimation for the worker's intervention comes exclusively from the answer to the 'best hopes' question. What if our preferred ways of thinking about people are impositional? Evan George explores this thought.

Unhelpful ideas.

Evan George lists twenty-five ideas about clients and therapy that make good outcomes less likely and yet seem to be characteristic of the way that many workers seem to describe their work.

Empathy – some tentative thoughts

The question is raised over and over about the place of 'empathy' in the Solution Focused approach - here Evan George shares some very tentative thoughts as a starting point for discussion and further thinking.

Talking about resistance . . . . or not.

The idea of the 'resistant client' is so common in the world of psychotherapy, and so much time is devoted to dealing with resistance, that people on courses are often puzzled 'why don't you talk about resistance?'. Here Evan George attempts to answer that question.

How do you know when . . . .?

One of the most frequently asked questions in Solution Focused Practice is 'when is enough detail enough'? Evan George tries to address this difficult question.

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What is SF - a 2020 version of the approach

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July 9, 2020