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So far Anne Lutz has created 46 blog entries.

All You Need Is Love

By | July 5th, 2018|Featured Authors, Newsletter|

Shelja SenAs parents, we foist our dreams and aspirations on our children, push them to be more that we could ever be. But do we have the courage and honesty to look within ourselves and ask whether our parenting is driven by our own needs or those of

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In Memory of Martin Oswin

By | July 5th, 2018|Newsletter|

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of one of our trainers, Martin Oswin.

Martin OswinMartin was the first to deliver the course that had been created by Greg Vinnicombe and myself, and was the first to test whether the structure and content

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Helping Clients Heal from Trauma: Solution-focused Approach

By | July 5th, 2018|Featured Authors, Newsletter|

In solution-focused therapy (SFT) the therapist deliberately avoids making assumptions about the causes of psychological problems. Instead of allocating time to

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Driving a Solution-Focused Bus

By | July 5th, 2018|Featured Authors, Newsletter|

by Erin Sepe

Bus with flowersI frequently reflect on my therapy sessions. I ask myself what went well and what I’d like to improve. Recently, it occurred to me that I had not been scaling very much. I find scaling to be a useful tool when a client

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Miracle Question:  Stricture or Structure?

By | July 5th, 2018|Featured Authors, Newsletter|

Richard Kahn, Ph.D., MS, RD

The Miracle Question (MQ) is an important tool in SFBT. Some practitioners, like me, have trouble asking the MQ. Help came from Cami Boyer, a psychotherapist. She offered a MQ workshop at the 2017 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Conference in Santa Fe. Boyer likened using the MQ to bread baking. Bread baking

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Applying Solution Focused Questions to an Educational Assessment Tool

By | July 5th, 2018|Featured Authors, Newsletter|

Wynn Calder – 6/19/18

In the spring of 2017, as a mid-career graduate student in counseling psychology at Framingham State University, I took Dr. Anne Lutz’s course, Solution-Focused Fundamentals and Practice. In thinking about what I might do for my final project, a light bulb went off: Solution Focused questions could improve my sustainability assessment interview

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“Who” is the person in person-centered care? A Solution-Focused perspective.

By | March 25th, 2018|Anne Lutz, Newsletter|

Anne Bodmer Lutz, B.S.N. M.D.

What does “person-centered care” mean? The use of this terminology is frequent, but the concept is vague. “Person-centered care” (PCC) has been recognized as one of the critical elements needed for the redesign of our nation’s health care system (IOM, 2001). The Institute of

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A SPARKLING MOMENT INTERVIEW

By | February 10th, 2018|Newsletter|

“BUT NOW IT’S COOL TO SEE THAT

MY PARENTS ARE PROUD OF ME!:”

A SPARKLING MOMENT INTERVIEW

 James G. McCullagh

            In the spring of 2017 one of the assignments at the end of the semester in Dr. Anne Lutz’s Solution-Focused Fundamentals course[1] was to present on a

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A Language of Hope: The Top Ten Solution-Focused Translations

By | February 10th, 2018|Anne Lutz, Newsletter|

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Anne Bodmer Lutz, B.S.N., M.D.

Human beings are unique in two ways – we are tool-bearing and talkative. This ability to talk provides us with opportunities to communicate with others. Some conversations enhance possibility, while others diminish it. When possibility is enhanced, we have self-agency – a sense that

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Anxiety in Youth: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Approaches that Produce Results

By | October 4th, 2017|Anne Lutz, Newsletter|

Anne Bodmer Lutz, B.S.N., M.D.

Anxiety is a common occurrence for children and adolescents with lifetime prevalence rates ranging from 2.6% to 20%. Children and adolescents coping with anxiety may experience lower achievement, difficulties with social and emotional functioning, depression, and substance use disorders. There are many examples of how anxiety presents with youth: school refusal,

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