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Trains and Planes

Recently a course attender asked the question ‘so what do you do when the client’s best hopes are very specific – for example ‘I just want to get over my fear of flying’? Here is Chris Iveson’s wonderful response.

Managing Problem Focused Environments

Many of those drawing on Solution Focus in their work are based in organisations that impose certain expectations and demands. Often these expectations and demands can be thought of as 'problem-focused'. Chris Iveson shares some of his thoughts about how to manage such environments.

Blaming our clients!

Clients feeling 'blamed' by professionals is not an uncommon experience and is never productive or useful. So how do Solution Focused practitioners transform the 'blaming' process and turn it into something positive? Evan George shares some thoughts.

10 ideas for Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families

Chris Iveson shares his thinking about using the Solution Focused approach with Families. Solution Focused Practice is always the same and yet always different. Chris leads you through the sameness and the difference and working with families will never seem so daunting again.

Safeguarding

Chris Iveson helps us to sort out a muddle that can catch us out when we get confused about on the one hand 'doing therapy/coaching' and on the other 'doing our jobs'. As Chris says 'nowhere is this muddle more confusing than when assessing the safety of (and risk to) children in families where relationships have gone awry.'

A tiny difference that makes a difference!

We are talking about something really small . . . .really, really small. We are talking about the difference between ‘a’ and ‘the’. Can the difference between ‘a’ and ‘the’ make a difference? I have begun to think that it can.