The Centre for Solution Focused Practice


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.

Scaling up our practice

Are Solution Focused Scale Questions the single most useful 'technique' available to practitioners? But they come in many shapes and forms.

The Aberdeen Option (Steve de Shazer)

Harvey Ratner recalls a case discussion with Steve de Shazer and insoo Kim Berg from 1990, the very first time that BRIEF invited them to work with us in London.


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What is SF - a 2020 version of the approach


July 9, 2020