As 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
In solution-focused therapy (SFT) the therapist deliberately avoids making assumptions about the causes of psychological problems. Instead of allocating time to
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
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
Several years ago I was substituting, for a day, in a kindergarten classroom when the school practiced a “code red” drill. I found myself, with 20 five-years-olds, huddled under the desk, lights off, shades drawn, and classroom door locked. Part of the drill includes the principal
Erin lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two children. She has a private practice in East Greenwich, RI where she works with adolescents, adults, and couples, and has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for 14 years. She has experience working with children and adolescents in State care who were transitioning from the hospital or residential settings into the foster care system and working with the birth families and complex systems of care involved in the care of these children and families. Erin attended our past summer intensive and currently is engaged in solution-focused coaching within the Institute. Thank you, Erin, for your timely and thoughtful contribution!
After attending the Summer Intensive Certificate Program in Solution-Focused Therapy Principles and Practice, I feel a sense of possibility. I registered for the training hoping to gain skills and knowledge that I could integrate into my clinical practice. Having completed the program, I feel renewed and restored, both professionally and personally.
The experience, knowledge, and talent
Solution-Focused brief therapists use lists. We make lists every time we keep track of positive exceptions or explore the details of exceptions, e.g., “is there anything or anyone else?” Lists are especially useful when applying SFBT in the nutrition