Anne Bodmer Lutz, M.D.

Anne Lutz psychiatristAnne Bodmer Lutz, B.S.N., M.D. is the Director of The Institute for Solution Focused Therapy. She was trained by the founders of Solution-Focused Brief therapy, Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer. She is a board-certified adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester MA, and was a nurse before becoming a physician. Anne currently practices as a child and family psychiatrist at Doctor Franklin Perkins School and has a private practice in West Boylston Massachusetts where she integrates solution-focused practices in her treatment of children and families. She provides direct clinical supervision, teaching, and training to medical students and psychiatric residents, workshops for community-based treatment organizations,agency based training and coaching in Solution-Focused Therapy.

She has worked for many years integrating solution-focused practices in community mental health, residential treatment and with adolescents and families coping with substance use and co-occurring disorders. She is the author of Learning Solution-Focused Therapy: an illustrated guide which includes over 30 videos and many case examples focusing on “how to” implement this approach. She received a Massachusetts Course of Distinction award in 2016 for online and blended learning course entitled Solution-Focused Fundamentals and Practice.

Some of Anne’s Publications:

Lutz B. (2014). Learning solution-focused therapy: An illustrated guide. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing (Includes 30 Video illustrations)

Cabaniss, D. L., & Holoshitz, Y. (2019). Different patients, different therapies: Optimizing treatment using differential psychotherapeutics. New York, NY:W.W. Norton & Company. (Book Chapter: Anne Lutz – Solution Focused Brief Therapy; 115-119 and 233-240)

Isebaert. (2017). Solution-focused cognitive and systemic therapy: The Bruges model. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. (Book Chapter: Opiate Abuse and Addiction – Solution-Focused Therapy to enhance engagement with adolescents)

Knowles, S. R., Keefer, L., & Mikocka-Walus, A. A. (2020). Psychogastroenterology for adults: A handbook for mental health professionals. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.(Book Chapter: Anne Lutz and Christiaan van Woerden: Promoting change in gastrointestinal conditions: Solution-Focused
Brief Therapy; 172-185)

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Anne is the author of Learning Solution-Focused Therapy: An Illustrated Guide, published by the American Psychiatric Association Press.

She also has co-authored, with Insoo Kim Berg, the chapter: “Solution-Focused Brief Therapy” in the Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy , and was a contributing author to the book Tales of Solutions by Insoo Kim Berg and Yvonne Dolan.

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