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BRIEF News

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. https://www.brief.org.uk/videos.html

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 .

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.

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.

Blog

Describing the future

Evan George tackles the frequently asked question 'why do Solution Focused practitioners spend so long focusing on a detailed description of the preferred future?'.

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What is SF - a 2020 version of the approach

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July 9, 2020