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, 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