Solution Focused Newsletter2020-07-21T19:36:05+00:00

In Memory of Luc Isebaert

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]

All You Need Is Love

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

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

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]

Why has my life ALWAYS been terrible

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 [Read More]

In The Wake of Tragedy

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 walking down the halls and checking that [Read More]

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