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Coronavirus – Covid-19 part 1

In these unprecedented times BRIEF has decided to suspend our own training programme until the end of May 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 .

Coronavirus – Covid-19 part 2

Over the next few days BRIEF will contact all those who have booked on our courses between now and the end of May outlining the possibilities. In the meantime BRIEF wishes all of you our very best in these difficult times. Perhaps now our communities really do require us to be the 'best versions of ourselves', truly at our best as we might say in the Solution Focused world. BRIEF would also wish to thank those of you who are continuing to work to protect the health and well-being of all of us.

Coronavirus – Covid-19

In these unprecedented times BRIEF has decided to suspend our own training programme until the end of May 2020. This seems to us to best fit the advice 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 .

2 NEW BRIEF Books

Harvey and Chris have each recently published co-authored books exploring two of the flexible and varied applications of the Solution Focused approach. Harvey, writing with Yasmin Ajmal, has focused on work in Schools and Chris, with Susanne Burgstaller, on work with Teams.

Solution Focus in Education

Why is Solution Focus making such an impact in Education? Whether it be in the classroom, in the Senior Management team, or in the staff room, Solution Focus is making a difference. Find out more in our new book and on a great course.

BOOK 2020 BRIEF courses NOW

You can book your 2020 Solution Focused Courses at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/brief-23213335804 We have two exciting new programmes this year SF Parenting and Team Talk. Find out more.

BRIEF COURSES 2020

Booking will be opening soon for our full 2020 programme of courses. To pre-reserve a place on any course please email Sarah on sarahhassan@brief.org.uk specifying the course(s) and date(s) and we will let give you advance warning of when the new system will be up and running. Course details and dates below in read more.

BRIEF Summer School 2020

We have fixed the dates for next year's Summer School. 17 - 21 August 2020. Put them in your diary. We are using the same Covent Garden venue that has worked so well for us over the past 4 years.

JSFBT special edition 2019

Available from 20th September a special edition of the Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with an article by Chris Iveson and a very short piece by Evan George. This 'crowd-funding' edition is designed to raise funds for more regular publication in the future. Click below to find the link that enable you to buy this special edition.

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Trusting or believing or trusting and believing?

Evan George considers two words that are foundational in Solution Focused Practice - the words trust and belief. Is belief the same as trust or is belief a little different from trust? Does trust encapsulate belief or does the idea of belief add something independently in our work?

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