In Memory of Martin Oswin

By |2019-03-28T02:38:57+00:00July 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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Miracle Question:  Stricture or Structure?

By |2019-03-28T02:38:59+00:00July 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 |2019-03-28T02:39:00+00:00July 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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Why has my life ALWAYS been terrible

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

A Simple Graph Which Answers The Question:

“Why has my life ALWAYS been terrible?”

Seth Bernstein, Ph.D.

Corvallis, Oregon

A common perception of clients who are experiencing major depression is that their lives have always been terrible. They are not speaking metaphorically. They are being literal. They only have memories of the times in their lives when they

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In The Wake of Tragedy

By |2019-03-28T02:39:01+00:00March 25th, 2018|Featured Authors, Newsletter|

Erin Sepe

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

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

By |2019-03-28T02:39:01+00:00March 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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