The Centre for Solution Focused Practice


Solution Focus and Risk

Chris Ward asks about safety . . . Do you ever find yourselves stepping outside of the solution focused process in order to take action to ensure someone's safety? If so, what do you typically notice during the conversation that triggers this response from you, and what sort of action would you typically take?

Impossible hopes

Most of the time people's 'best hopes' are eminently achievable. What about those times when they are not. Evan George shares some thoughts about how we can respond.

A New Year invitation.

The New Year is typically a time for looking forward, for making resolutions. Evan George invites you to look back over your past year instead.

Going north to Bremen

A thoughtful piece by Harvey Ratner which reflects on the question 'what are we doing when we ask clients about their best hopes?' His conclusions call into question some of our previous ways of describing our work.

Solution Focus in the Classroom

Just recently I have had the pleasure of working with 2 Educational Psychology Services and of working with two groups both of which contained a number of ‘educationalists’, people working in schools and in education more generally. One of the things that I hope that all of us at BRIEF are good at is trying to shape our material, to shape our thinking about the application of the Solution Focused approach in such a way that it fits with the jobs of those attending. And so, of course, I have recently been talking about Solution Focus in the classroom, bringing to the front of my thinking all those thoughts and ideas about the application of the approach in teaching, which had been sitting at the back of my memory, gathering dust. It was good to bring them out, to give them a polish and to show them off again, because I believe that Solution Focus and teaching are a great fit.