The Centre for Solution Focused Practice


Congratulations! Congratulations!

All of us at BRIEF congratulate Carrie Jordan, who completed our first Advanced Certificate in Solution Focused Practice course (2020) and who has just recently been successful in being accredited in Solution Focused practice by UKASFP. Carrie was part of the cohort who managed the shift from a face-to-face course to an online course. We look forward to news of more of you following in Carrie's footsteps.

Solution Focused Self-help books

We are from time to time asked about SF self-help books. Here is a selection. We have not 'road-tested' them, and no recommendations are implied.

New Course: Solution Focused Groupwork

Join Chris and Biba to explore the exciting application of Solution Focus to work with groups, teams, classes, meetings and more. This new course will take place online on 15th and 16th April. You can either book your place here on this site or directly on our Eventbrite page

Solution Focused Supervision Groups

BRIEF is offering online group supervision sessions for practitioners who are already incorporating Solution Focused practice into their work. The group will be facilitated alternately by Chris Iveson and Evan George.

Online BRIEF Summer School 2020

What an international treat our two day online Summer School has turned out to be! What a learning experience for all of us! Just check out the range of countries that were represented. Amazing.

New book: SFA with Children and Young People

We have a new book just published, edited by Denise Yusuf, a BRIEF associate. Chapters from around the world by a range of authors some familiar and some published for the first time. 'This book is a Solution Focused treasure!'. Adam Froerer PhD, LMFT; Associate Program Director, MFT Program Mercer University, USA

BRIEF is moving on-line

In the context of the current crisis face-to-face work, whether that be therapy, coaching, consulting, supervising or training are no longer possible. For the foreseeable future we have decided that the only responsible thing to do is to move our work on-line. We have already started delivering.

3 simple steps to a useful conversation

At a time of crisis many people are looking for the 'right words', for a template upon which to base a useful conversation. Here is just such a template that can be used by managers, family members, neighbours, volunteers and supporters.

Coronavirus – Covid-19

In these unprecedented times BRIEF has decided to suspend our own training programme until the end of August 2020. This seems to us to best fit the advice received to date and the need for education, social work and health staff to be available for work in services that are likely to become increasingly pressured .


Taking our clients seriously.

A question recently raised the issue of just how we listen to people and the assumptions that we bring, or do not bring, to our conversations with clients. Evan George responds.

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What is SF - a 2020 version of the approach


July 9, 2020