The Centre for Solution Focused Practice


Hopes and/or dreams?

Terry Eagleton's recent book sparks off some thinking about the words that we use in the Solution Focused approach. Why is it that we talk about 'hopes' rather than 'dreams'?

Thinking vs. Knowledge

Our friend and colleague Elliott Connie from Texas shares some of his recent thinking with us in this guest blog.

Are we the kill-joys of the therapeutic world?

What is the status of 'body language' in the SF approach. We know that the words we use are only a small part of the way that we communicate and that our understanding of those words in general conversation is mediated through our processing of 'body language'. So how do SF practitioners think about this?

Blowing our own trumpets! 3 ways of making it easier.

Recognising our own strengths, what we are good at, our talents and abilities seems to be really tough for many if not most of us. And yet Solution Focused Practice invites clients to do exactly that. So what ideas do we have about how to make this easier for people?

Recipe for another great Summer School

So how do you create a rich, thought-provoking, stimulating, collaborative, enjoyable and indeed moving Summer School? It is simple. Mix together the following ingredients, stir well, simmer for 5 days and trust that with minimal pre-planning the participants will create something unique, something extraordinary that will continue to resonate, quietly, through all of our lives over the year to come.

The ‘placebo effect’ is not ‘deception and fakery’.

The power of expectation seems to be a key element in the relative brevity and effectiveness of the Solution Focused Approach. Talking with people in such a way that change seems likely if not inevitable is an important part of the change process.