The Centre for Solution Focused Practice
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Journal of Solution Focused Practices
Journal Of Solution Focused Practice
UKASFP Conference in Oxford 2023
SF in Child Protection Services
BRIEF Summer School is over for another year.
Blowing our own trumpet!
Summer School 2022 Book now.
BRIEF in Korean
Solution Focused Journal - free online
Solution Focused Self-help books
New Course: Solution Focused Groupwork
Solution Focused Supervision Groups
Online BRIEF Summer School 2020
New book: SFA with Children and Young People
BRIEF is moving on-line
3 simple steps to a useful conversation
Free SF video training course
Coronavirus – Covid-19
Coronavirus – Covid-19 part 2
Coronavirus – Covid-19
2 NEW BRIEF Books
Solution Focus in Education
NEW Advanced Practice Certificate Course
JSFBT special edition 2019
Rayya Ghul speaks out in Edinburgh
Solution Focus in the Guardian.
Solution Focused Schools - a conference
American visitors to BRIEF
BRIEF book translations
Sharing credit: try it yourself.
A Burning Compliment
The place of intuition in Solution Focused Practice.
How do we define Solution Focus?
How does Solution Focus deal with problems?
The father who asked for advice
Why ‘brief’ therapy?
On the sharing of personal stories
The Death of Resistance
Not even a whisper
A perfect day
Can I have another go?
‘What are the main advantages of SFBT?
Simple but not easy – 5 reasons why this might be.
Are you ready?
Walking the Dog
Therapeutic distress is optional - not necessary or inevitable
A stepping stone
Talking about the problem
The next appointment
Endings: a personal journey
‘Counter Cakeism’ and Solution Focused Practice.
Integration: a common question.
The ‘confidence’ scale
Turning ‘tough referrals’ into ‘easy cases’.
Falling in love with the Solution Focused approach #3
There are three levels of description – it’s obvious!
LESS SAID . . . .
Falling in love #2
BRING ON THE RAIN
Falling in love #1
‘Normalising’: an old but useful idea
“It’s all technique! And none of it is!”
Problem talk vs solution talk or problem talk as part of solution talk
Describing the future
Imposing our preferences on the people with whom we work.
Empathy – some tentative thoughts
Talking about resistance . . . . or not.
How do you know when . . . .?
When does Solution Focus not work?
The Limits of my Language – Meditations on Depression
What’s better? Nothing - in fact it has been worse.
What’s better? Nothing.
Even dogs do it!
The dangers of passion.
Solution Focus (SF) and Speech and Language Therapy by Alex Ford
With shame I confess . . . .
Your SF pre-history.
The Mandated Worker: 4 ideas
Can you address how your approach can be applied to habit control/addiction issues?
Letting go part 2
Letting go part 1
All about being positive? or not?
Change or Continuity? Or both maybe.
LISTS: one of the simplest therapeutic conversational guides.
To interrupt or not to interrupt . . . that is the question.
The Art Gallery
Taking our clients seriously.
‘But I don't know how’.
Who would be least surprised?
‘Relapses’: a brief note
Making it real.
Panning for gold in the garbage.
Solution Focused and Person-Centred therapy: a brief note.
Two experts working together.
Hope: a very brief and rather preliminary note.
Making change easier.
The Preferred Future and 4 practice points.
Using Solution Focus with front line professionals during the pandemic.
Egos and Inner-tubes.
Route or destination: a small and very important distinction.
A detailed deconstruction of the ‘Best Hopes’ question.
From ‘art’ to ‘craft’ or ‘art and craft’.
Learning the tuba!
Residential care – working with children and young people and the contribution that Solution Focus can make.
The power of words . . . and why we must deploy them carefully.
How scale questions prevent SF from ‘meandering’ (too much)
Putting Solution Focus to Work
Trusting or believing or trusting and believing?
How does it work?
Solution Focus in the Classroom?
2019 at BRIEF
A GP describes his integration of Solution Focus into consultations.
The unsung heroes of Solution Focused Practice.
Making tough decisions!
What else? an infinitely various question
Taking a position in horrible times?
Which Solution Focused words deserve ‘extra’?
Trains and Planes
Managing Problem Focused Environments
Why don't we ask the question" how will you move yourself up the scale?"*
Blaming our clients!
Out of the shadows in Solution Focused Practice
10 ideas for Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families
Ten ideas about work with children
10 (or 12) ideas for working successfully with adolescents
What is the Solution Focused Approach?
Insoo Kim Berg: bibliography
Steve de Shazer: bibliography
BRIEF Practice Notes
Sharpening Ockham's Razor
The Language of Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Positive Affect and the Solution Focused Approach
Therapy & Safeguarding
Does Solution Focused Brief Therapy address problems?
How brief is brief?
Can I integrate Solution Focused Therapy with other approaches?
Tell me what to do
What about the past? How does Solution Focused Therapy deal with that?
One thing after another?
What if things get worse?
'Disadvantages' of Solution Focused Therapy?
What are SF questions for
SFBT Bibliography in English
SFBT - Research Evidence
Therapy & Coaching
Phone and on-line
From Problem to Solution
What Happens in Solution Focused Therapy
Appointments: access and pricing
Try it yourself
High Impact Performance Dialogues
Team Coaching - Creating Dialogues of Possibility
In Service Training
Solution Focused Approach in Health, Education and Social Care
Coaching & Organisations
Schools and Education
The BRIEF Certificate in Solution Focused Practice
Advanced Certificate in Solution Focused Practice
Foundation Courses Levels 1 - 3 (on-line)
Foundation Level 1
Foundation Level 2
Foundation Level 3
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