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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Driving a Solution-Focused Bus

by Erin Sepe I frequently reflect on my therapy sessions. I ask myself what went well and what I’d like to improve. Recently, it occurred to me that I had not been scaling very much. I find scaling to be a useful tool when a client is walking around in vagueness. I hear clients state Read More >

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