The Centre for Solution Focused Practice


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: We have two exciting new programmes this year SF Parenting and Team Talk. Find out more.


Booking will be opening soon for our full 2020 programme of courses. To pre-reserve a place on any course please email Sarah on 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.

Rayya Ghul speaks out in Edinburgh

YOUNG people should be encouraged to fight back against society’s “problem addiction” and instead be taught solution-based techniques, according to an Edinburgh-based academic, therapist and life coach.

Solution Focus in the Guardian.

It is not every day that we find Solution Focused work turning up in a national newspaper here in the UK. And it is not often that we see a positive account of Social Work. So have a look at this.

Solution Focused Schools - a conference

Over the past few years one of the quickest areas of growth and expansion of the Solution Focused approach has been in Education and the Gonzalo Garza High School has been a stand-out exemplum. Find out more at this exciting conference.

American visitors to BRIEF

BRIEF has enjoyed our association with two American Universities and coincidentally both are spending time with us during the month of July, one coming from North Carolina and the other from Texas.


Solution Focus in the Classroom?

Solution Focus has been adopted with enthusiasm in schools and education more broadly. Our friend Yasmin Ajmal gives us a host of examples to show how SF can be used by teachers in the classroom. Yasmin and Harvey Ratner have recently published Solution Focused Practice in Schools: 80 Ideas and Strategies and Harvey will be delivering a two-day programme Solution Focus in Education on 16th & 17th March in London.

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