The Centre for Solution Focused Practice


Blowing our own trumpet!

Practicing Solution Focus requires a certain humility and so blowing our own trumpet does not come easily to SF practitioners - but every now and again it may be right to try. So here goes!

Summer School 2022 Book now.

Yes there will be another Summer School this year. Chris and Evan will be joined by Elliott and Adam. We will be online again for three days, like last year, and the core will be Live Work!! The dates are different - 26, 27 & 28 July 2022. Book your place now.

BRIEF in Korean

We are delighted to announce that our book Solution Focused Brief Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques has now been translated into Korean and is now available. Read on for more details.

Solution Focused Journal - free online

Have you all been accessing the Journal of Solution Focused Practices. This is an excellent peer-reviewed journal which is free online. Click below to find the link.

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.


Unhelpful ideas.

Evan George lists twenty-five ideas about clients and therapy that make good outcomes less likely and yet seem to be characteristic of the way that many workers seem to describe their work.

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What is SF - a 2020 version of the approach


July 9, 2020