Solution-Focused Self Care

2024-01-17T23:06:32+00:00January 17th, 2024|

"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself." - Michel de Montaigne. Dedicating time to your self-care is not selfish; it is self-protective. It is a vital investment in your health and well-being. It enables you to better cope with life's challenges, maintain physical and mental health, and Read More >

What is the Evidence for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Schools?

2023-06-19T15:55:49+00:00June 19th, 2023|

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) has made tremendous progress in the past ten years and is a practice that is based on evidence. SFBT has been applied in the community across schools, mental health clinics, and health care settings with a diverse population and age group (Kim et al., 2019). A meta-analysis of randomized controlled Read More >

Solution-Focused Self-Compassion

2023-05-03T14:55:39+00:00May 3rd, 2023|

Self-compassion involves treating yourself with the same kindness, concern, and support you would show to a good friend. It is the desire to alleviate suffering within yourself with gentleness, care, and empathy. In Western culture, there is more emphasis on being kind to others rather than to ourselves. We often talk to ourselves with Read More >

The Benefits of Solution-Focused Brief Conversations In Schools: Integrating Education and Mental Health

2023-02-08T20:25:01+00:00February 8th, 2023|

Solution-Focused brief conversations in schools provide a practical tool for educators, administrators, school nurses, parents, and the myriad of professionals involved in the lives of youth to help address their social, emotional, and mental health needs. Solution-focused brief conversations are trauma-informed and can be taught to transdisciplinary teams within diverse educational systems fostering success Read More >

Solution-Focused Reflections for a New Year 2023

2023-02-08T17:39:47+00:00February 7th, 2023|

The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy wishes you all a peaceful and healthy new year for 2023. A special thank you to the healthcare workers, educators, and all those working tirelessly on the frontlines of this mental health pandemic, holding hope for so many people in need. We invite you to ponder the following solution-focused Read More >


2022-12-06T08:54:30+00:00December 1st, 2022|

We are thrilled to share an exciting research study by Antonio Medina, Mark Beyeback, and Felipe E. Garcia on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a solution-focused intervention in child protection services. This article became available as open-source online on October 27th, 2022. I know Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer would be thrilled Read More >

Solution-Focused Documentation

2022-12-01T21:32:18+00:00September 16th, 2022|

Embedding solution-focused documentation templates within electronic health records could help build solution-focused fluency, sustain solution-focused practices within organizations, and improve care coordination, communication, and client outcomes.  Thank you for reading this article on solution-focused documentation, which I would venture to say is not the most exciting topic. How did you decide to take the Read More >

Training The Emergency Medical System And EMTs In Solution-Focused Crisis Interventions

2022-08-09T11:43:17+00:00June 28th, 2022|

A Video Conversation Emergency Medical System, EMS professionals, handle tens of millions of calls in the United States each year and make life-altering patient decisions daily. Embedding solution-focused crisis interventions within EMS services who already work 24/7 within the medical and mental health system provides an opportunity to mitigate the mental health system Read More >

How Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Training Can Support The Mental Health Workforce

2022-07-08T19:03:32+00:00June 24th, 2022|

How can the mental health workforce be sustainably and successfully trained in an evidenced-based brief treatment approach all while meeting their own needs and the mental health needs of a client? How can this be accomplished? This article attempts to provide a framework for answering this very challenging question. Training clinicians within the mental Read More >

Solution-Focused Article List Evidence 2019 updated

2020-07-21T19:36:08+00:00February 5th, 2020|

Brockman, Mariah, et al. “Managing Child Behavior Problems in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Utilizing Structural and Solution Focused Therapy With Primary Caregivers.” The American Journal of Family Therapy, vol. 44, no. 1, 2015, pp. 1–10., doi:10.1080/01926187.2015.1099414. Carr, Alan, et al. “Parents Plus Systemic, Solution-Focused Parent Training Programs: Description, Review of the Evidence Base, Read More >

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