The Centre for Solution Focused Practice


Exciting new International Partnership

BRIEF has partnered with the Connie Institute to create a new organisation, BRIEF International. Both BRIEF and the Connie Institute will maintain their current work while BRIEF International will develop new, international opportunities for learning and exploring the Solution Focused approach.

'Don't think, but observe.'

Might thinking be over-rated as an activity? What are we doing when we sit with people, whether in therapy, coaching or counselling?

Words - slipping and sliding.

‘The goal is best thought of as some member of the class of ways that the therapist and the client will know that the problem is solved rather than any particular member of that class.’ Steve de Shazer Clues: Investigating Solutions in Brief Therapy

Thinking matters

‘Several studies have shown that a belief in the disease model of addiction increases the probability of relapse. And that shouldn’t be surprising. If you think that you have a chronic disease, how hard are you going to work to get better?’ Marc Lewis (2016)

Respect and humility

Henri-Frederic Amiel puts these two words, respect and humility, both key to Solution Focused practitioners together. They spark off some interesting thoughts.

Where to guv?

Is the taxi-driver analogy useful in high-lighting some of the key features of the Solution Focused approach? At BRIEF we think so.


Featured Video

What is SF - a 2020 version of the approach


July 9, 2020