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
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
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
A Simple Graph Which Answers The Question:
“Why has my life ALWAYS been terrible?”
Seth Bernstein, Ph.D.
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
Seth has a wealth of experience beginning with earning his doctorate at the California School of Professional Psychology. He has worked in many areas including as a graduate school counselor, private practice, healthcare management and consulting and as the Executive Director of the Accountable Behavioral Health Alliance. He is the founding and current Executive Director of the Institute for Behavioral Health Integration. We were fortunate to have Seth join us for our summer intensive in 2017 and are thrilled he has offered to share his article for our Summer 2018 Inspirations Newsletter. For more information on Seth, visit his website at: https://www.sethdbernstein.com/home.html
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!
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