About The Institute
The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy is committed to providing outstanding training and research in the growing field of Solution-focused Brief Therapy. Over the years we have offered training to thousands of therapists, educators, and business people all over the world, and have provided counseling and therapy for a wide array of presenting problems. We also have been involved in state of the art research, and our staff are known internationally as leaders in the field.
What is Solution-Focused Therapy?
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), also called simply Solution-Focused Therapy, is an evidenced-based psychotherapy approach that was developed by Steve de Shazer (1940-2005), and Insoo Kim Berg (1934-2007) and their colleagues beginning in the late 1970’s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As the name suggests, SFBT is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy.
SFBT has not only become one of the leading schools of brief therapy, it has become a major influence in such diverse fields as business, social policy, education, and criminal justice services, child welfare, domestic violence offenders treatment. More
A Brief Overview to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Yvonne Dolan
What Does the Research Say About Solution-Focused Brief Therapy?
The conclusion of the two meta-analyses and the systematic reviews, and the over-all conclusion of the most recent scholarly work on SFBT, is that Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is an effective approach to the treatment of psychological problems, with effect sizes similar to other evidenced-based approaches, such as CBT and IPT, but that these effects are found in fewer average sessions, and using an approach style that is more benign (Gingerich et al, 2012; Trepper & Franklin, 2012). More....