SFBT is Not About What the Client Wants, It’s Really About This One Thing

Posted by Elliott Connie - May 20, 2017 - Solution Focused Therapy

The Solution Focused Approach has often been described as being about what the client wants instead of being about the client. I’ve come to realize that is only partly true. This approach is about what the client wants but you have to do one more step to get to the real information about what they […]

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Perhaps It’s Not About Building Your Toolbox

Posted by Elliott Connie - May 12, 2017 - Solution Focused Therapy

One of the commonly accepted metaphors used in the field of psychotherapy for learning new approaches and gaining new training is the idea of building a therapeutic toolbox. I have always struggled with this idea and have now gotten to the point that I want to challenge this frequently used metaphor. In this video I […]

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I Actually Don’t Solve People’s Problems

Posted by Elliott Connie - May 7, 2017 - Solution Focused Therapy

People are often asking me how can we solve a problem using the Solution Focused Approach if we are not focused on the details of the problem, or even talking about the problem at all. Since this is such a key idea in SFBT it is critical that professionals understand how problems are solved when […]

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The SFBT perspective on the past

Posted by Elliott Connie - April 30, 2017 - Solution Focused Therapy

One of the main critiques of the Solution Focused Approach is that when using this approach the professional ignores the client’s past. This criticism has never made sense to me as we clearly don’t ignore the past, we just attend to it differently than other approaches. In this video I explain this difference.

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