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In Memory of Luc Isebaert

2020-01-30T17:25:17+00:00October 9th, 2019|

It is with deep sadness that we write of the passing of our longtime SF colleague and dear friend, Luc Isebaert. He died peacefully at home on September 30, surrounded by his beloved wife, Sophie, loved ones, and his loyal dog, Epicurious. He was 78 years old. Luc was both an esteemed colleague and close [Read More]

A Language of Hope: Solution-Focused Translations

2019-10-09T19:00:08+00:00May 16th, 2019|

By Anne Bodmer Lutz, M.D. In my over 20 years as a practicing child and family psychiatrist, I have come to realize that in addition to a very different paradigm than problem-focused therapies, solution-focused therapy pays meticulous attention to language and words that instill hope and respect. I invite you to consider a few examples [Read More]

Cope is one letter away from Hope: Solution-Focused Safety Assessment (SFSA)

2019-10-09T19:01:18+00:00May 3rd, 2019|

By Anne Bodmer Lutz, M.D. "And for all those tea drinkers out there: Let’s learn a lesson from tea. It shows it’s real worth when it gets into hot water” ~ Annonymous "There are questions which illuminate, and there are those that destroy. We should ask the first kind" ~ Quote from Nobel physicist Isaac [Read More]

3 Solution-Focused Self-Help Scales for Mood Enhancement

2019-10-09T19:01:55+00:00May 3rd, 2019|

By Yvonne Dolan, M.A. When a client is physically in our office, talking with us on the phone, or even communicating over the internet, it can be relatively easy to gently help them shift from negative, complaint-focused language to more hope-friendly, mood enhancing thinking patterns. But how can we help our clients acquire the [Read More]

All You Need Is Love

2019-03-28T02:38:57+00:00July 5th, 2018|

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 our children? Just as importantly, are we able [Read More]

In Memory of Martin Oswin

2019-03-28T02:38:57+00:00July 5th, 2018|

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of one of our trainers, Martin Oswin. Martin 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 would work in the hands of someone [Read More]

Applying Solution Focused Questions to an Educational Assessment Tool

2019-03-28T02:39:00+00:00July 5th, 2018|

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 [Read More]