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A Solution-Focused Safety Assessment Tool (SFSA)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is an excellent approach to help mitigate some of the mental health systemic challenges that have only worsened since the pandemic. I have developed a Solution-Focused Safety Assessment (SFSA) tool that has helped deal with the current mental health crisis, nurturing, harnessing, and sustaining hope when experiences may, at the moment, seem Read More >

Can One Call Make A Difference? Training Mental health professionals within the Alzheimer’s Association

Institute Director Emeritus Yvonne Dolan interviews David Parris, Alzheimer’s Association Care Consultants Director, about their clinician’s experience using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to help caregivers and patients deal with the crises associated with Alzheimer's. One of the most rewarding aspects of being a Solution-Focused Brief Therapy trainer is the opportunity to interact with inspiring colleagues and Read More >

Single Session Solution-Focused Therapy: Harnessing the Moment in Crisis Mental Health

 Anne Bodmer Lutz, M.D. Mental health workforce shortages combined with increased demand for services have required mental health professionals and organizations to devise innovative service delivery strategies. In emergencies and crises, the inability to offer multiple session treatment and follow-up for mental health often makes Single Session Therapy the only option. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Read More >

A Language of Hope: Solution-Focused Translations

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 >

3 Solution-Focused Self-Help Scales for Mood Enhancement

For more Solution-Focused self-help techniques, go to our course Solution-Focused Well-Being Self-Help Techniques For Enhanced Personal Well-Being, Coping, and Quality of Life 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 Read More >

A Language of Hope: The Top Ten Solution-Focused Translations

  Anne Bodmer Lutz, B.S.N., M.D. Human beings are unique in two ways – we are tool-bearing and talkative. This ability to talk provides us with opportunities to communicate with others. Some conversations enhance possibility, while others diminish it. When possibility is enhanced, we have self-agency – a sense that we can take the necessary Read More >

Anxiety in Youth: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Approaches that Produce Results

Anne Bodmer Lutz, B.S.N., M.D. Anxiety is a common occurrence for children and adolescents with lifetime prevalence rates ranging from 2.6% to 20%. Children and adolescents coping with anxiety may experience lower achievement, difficulties with social and emotional functioning, depression, and substance use disorders. There are many examples of how anxiety presents with youth: school Read More >

Tips for Talking with Teens: Solution-Focused Strategies in Schools

bY Sylvia True Head of High School Science and Technology Department Holliston High School, Holliston, MA We asked Dr. Anne Lutz to give our science department at Holliston High School a presentation on solution focused skills in schools. The goal was for the teachers to gain a basic understanding of solution focused techniques, and Read More >

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