The Centre for Solution Focused Practice

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The Solution Focused Approach: An Overview

Solution Focused practice emerged from Solution Focused Brief Therapy and was developed primarily by Steve de Shazer and his team at the Brief Family Therapy Centre in Milwaukee, USA and later in Britain by members of BRIEF.

10 Good reasons for using the Solution Focused approach

Probably the thing that matters most to the people that we work with and those who commission our work is effectiveness. An increasing body of research shows that Solution Focus works and that changes are well maintained.

BRIEF Agency Based Training PDF

Solution focused brief therapy is fast becoming the 'baseline' approach for organisations offering care. From psychiatry to social housing, justice to education this collaborative approach to work with people in need is proving its exceptional effectiveness.

How to Find BRIEF

BRIEF is situated in Newbury Street, in an historic area of the City of London. Download a colour map and directions here.

Accommodation Near BRIEF

Local hotels and accommodation situated near BRIEF.

What is BRIEF Coaching?

Brief coaching is based on the solution focused approach developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg who worked together in Milwaukee, USA. Their research on successful interventions highlighted an interesting finding, namely that change is associated with 'solution talk'. In other words when clients are invited out of 'problem talk' into 'solution talk', they are more likely to change. So Brief Coaching is a description of a way of talking with clients – a very particular style of conversing.

BRIEF Booking Form

BRIEF course booking form.

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Integrating SF . . . or not.

One of the most frequent questions that gets asked on training programmes is the question ‘can you integrate SF with other approach?’ And very often this question is asked from a stance which implies that the worker drawing on a range of approaches is clearly and obviously beneficial to the client. However in SF the answer to this question seems to be neither quite so clear nor quite so obvious.

Evan George shares his thoughts.

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