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Solution-Focused Self Care

"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself." - Michel de Montaigne. Dedicating time to your self-care is not selfish; it is self-protective. It is a vital investment in your health and well-being. It enables you to better cope with life's challenges, maintain physical and mental health, and Read More >

What is the Evidence for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Schools?

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) has made tremendous progress in the past ten years and is a practice that is based on evidence. SFBT has been applied in the community across schools, mental health clinics, and health care settings with a diverse population and age group (Kim et al., 2019). A meta-analysis of randomized controlled Read More >

Solution-Focused Self-Compassion

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

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

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 >


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

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 >

Solution-Focused Therapy Is Trauma-Informed Care

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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