The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy is committed to providing outstanding training in the growing field of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Over the years we have offered training to thousands of therapists, educators, and business people all over the world, and have provided counseling and therapy for a wide array of presenting problems.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), also called Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) was developed by Steve de Shazer (1940-2005), and Insoo Kim Berg (1934-2007) in collaboration with their colleagues at the Milwaukee Brief Family Therapy Center beginning in the late 1970’s. As the name suggests, SFBT is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy.
What Does the Research Say About Solution-Focused Brief Therapy?
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an evidence-based approach to psychotherapy. Empirically-derived rather than theoretically-based both in construct and practice, the SFBT approach is a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change primarily conducted through direct clinical observation of clients’ responses to a series of carefully constructed questions.
We offer customized training and consultation to agencies. We work hard to meet your individualized needs and goals. We would love to talk with you and discuss your best hopes so you can be confident that our training will make a positive difference for your unique work environment. We have provided training to many agencies applying solution-focused practices to diverse settings such as in the medical field, schools, community mental health clinics, college advising, and many others. We continually are inspired by the amazing work people are doing and hope through our collaboration with your agency, the skills you learn, and practice will be immediately applied in your unique setting ultimately resulting in improved client outcomes.