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Yvonne Dolan, M.A., is the Director of the Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy. She is an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, trainer, and therapist, specializing in Solution-focused Brief Therapy and Ericksonian hypnosis. Her books have been translated into seven languages. She is the past president of the Solution-focused Brief Therapy Association.
Books by Yvonne Dolan
Yvonne has been a psychotherapist for 30 years. She is co-founder and past-president of the Solution-focused Brief Therapy Association (SFBTA) and conducts training seminars on SFBT throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and South America. Her work is an integration of solution-focused therapy and Ericksonian hypnotherapy and reflects a life long interest in the linguistics of hope and its practical applications to clinical and everyday life situations..
She is co-author with the late Steve de Shazer & Insoo Kim Berg and colleagues of More than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-focused Brief Therapy ( Haworth/Taylor & Francis, 2007); Resolving Sexual Abuse: Solution-focused therapy and Ericksonian Hypnosis for Survivors (W.W. Norton, 1991); A Path With a Heart: Ericksonian Utilization with Resistant and Chronic clients, (Brunner-Mazel, 1985, distributed by Taylor & Francis); One Small Step: Moving Beyond Trauma and Therapy to a Life of Joy ( 2000, Excel Press), Tales of Solution: A Collection of Hope Inspiring Stories (with Insoo Kim Berg, W.W. Norton, 2001); and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: It’s Effective Use in Agency Settings (with Teri Pichot Haworth Press, 2003. She also has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters.
Yvonne studied for over 20 years with the late Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, original developer's of the SBTA approach, and taught the Advanced Intensives in SFBTA and "Train the SFBT Trainers" Seminars at their Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee regularly over the past dozen years.
In workshop settings, Yvonne is known for her unique combination of practical techniques, detailed handouts, hands-on practice sessions and lively demonstrations, punctuated by gentle humor.
Yvonne's email is firstname.lastname@example.org, which given her busy travel schedule, is the best way to contact her.