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 >

Recognizing The Power Of A Woman’s Voice: A Solution-Focused Approach To Domestic Violence

2022-04-23T10:19:28+00:00April 21st, 2022|

Domestic violence is a major public health concern and has significant impacts on the health and well-being of victims and their families. Solution-Focused Brief therapy provides a therapeutic context for people who have experienced domestic violence (intimate partner violence) to recognize their agency in these harrowing situations. The application of SFT to clients experiencing Read More >

Solution-Focused Therapy Is Trauma-Informed Care

2022-02-25T14:56:53+00:00February 25th, 2022|

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an approach ideally suited amid adversity, trauma, and crises. Solution-focused (SF) interventions support people in the aftermath of a crisis by providing a safe and reassuring therapeutic relationship. SFBT is a respectful approach that assists in counterbalancing intense emotions, collaboratively supporting people in developing meaningful coping strategies, cultivating competencies, Read More >

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