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Posted on 2nd May 2014 by Evan George
Over the course of the last year we have had the pleasure of hosting events on behalf of a number of organisations. These have included The Institute of Narrative Therapy, Share, think and act, Texas...
» BRIEF's 25th Anniversary Year 2014
Posted on 25th November 2013 by Evan George
2014 will be BRIEF’s 25th anniversary. During the last 25 years the Solution Focused approach has become a mainstream approach for those seriously engaged in building change in people’s lives. And all of us at...
» Solution Focus helps reduce numbers of children in care
Posted on 6th March 2013 by Evan George
BRIEF was yesterday invited to join the D-Bit (Divisional-based Intervention Teams) Service in Essex for a Whole Service Day. The day marked the shift of status of D-Bit from pilot project to fully established and permanent...
» Solution Focus works - a new review of the research findings
Posted on 15th February 2013 by Evan George
  Wallace Gingerich and Lance Peterson have just done the whole of the solution focused world a real service. Their careful review of the research evidence available in the solution focused field leads them to a...
» BRIEF is honoured
Posted on 24th September 2012 by Evan George
 At the EBTA conference in Torun in September Harvey Ratner was presented, on behalf of BRIEF, with the ‘2012 EBTA Distinguished Contributors to Solution Focused Brief Therapy Award’. Only the second year that this award...
» More praise for BRIEFs latest book
Posted on 4th September 2012 by Evan George
More comments from the worldwide Solution Focused Brief Therapy community about BRIEF’s latest book. I just finished the book Chris Iveson wrote with Harvey Ratner and Evan George. What a fantastic, easy-to-read, covers-nearly-everything book! I want...
» Praise for BRIEFs new books
Posted on 2nd July 2012 by Evan George
Following the publication of our two new books this year by Routledge, a number of the leading figures in the Solution Focused and Brief Therapy worlds have commented.  Here is Michael Hoyt from California  leading...
» BRIEFs new book is available now
Posted on 18th May 2012 by Evan George
BRIEF’s second new book of the year is available now. Called Solution Focused Brief Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques and published by Routledge this book will, we hope, be of as much  interest to readers new...
» NEW! the BRIEF Blog
Posted on 29th November 2011 by Evan George
At BRIEF we have from the beginning been lucky to be a team, and in particular a team  of practitioners fascinated by Solution Focus. Being a team has given us over the years a willing...
» Solution Focused Coaching
Posted on 27th November 2011 by Evan George
The influence that the solution focused approach is gaining in the world of coaching is growing. Whether it is called Brief Coaching or Solution Focused Coaching, (even Solutions Focus Coaching), whatever the name, the approach...
» A senior coach discovers Solution Focus
Posted on 3rd November 2011 by Evan George
  About a year ago, I had a very interesting conversation with an Occupational Psychologist friend. He was enthusiastically telling me about a powerful new coaching technique he had come across. He explained it to me with...
» Chris is back from Dresden
Posted on 30th September 2011 by Evan George
Here is a personal memory of five very interesting workshops I attended during the 2011 EBTA conference held in Dresden.     Plamen Panayotov did a presentation, illustrated with a ‘live’ session, on his crazy idea of asking...
» Two new books forthcoming from BRIEF
Posted on 10th August 2011 by Evan George
During the coming months BRIEF is looking forward to the publication of two new books with Routledge. The first Brief Coaching: a solution focused approach is due to appear in late November 2011 and the...
» What people say about BRIEF courses
Posted on 19th May 2011 by Evan George
I was a course participant on the 2 day course you ran in Leicester recently. I would like to thank you- it was an inspiring 2 days, both in the content, and the learning experience....
» The rise and rise of the solution focused approach.
Posted on 14th May 2011 by Evan George
Since the first solution focused book was published just 25 years ago the approach has been growing rapidly and is becoming increasingly influential. The evidence for this development is clear: ·         Solution Focus is being taught...
» BRIEF with FAID in Beirut, Lebanon
Posted on 28th March 2011 by Evan George
In March BRIEF delivered a three-day programme at the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf in Beirut, Lebanon. The Institute works with children aged between 3 and 19 drawn from across the whole of the...
» BRIEF looking forward to 2011
Posted on 21st December 2010 by Mariama Turay
  2011 is already looking like an exciting year for BRIEF – with new courses, a host of international presenters, the 6th Diploma and the 3rd Summer School, as well as a number of interesting invitations...
» Training feedback - April to July 2010
Posted on 9th July 2010 by Mariama Turay
A huge thank you for this training. I left inspired and re-energised and feel that SFT is something that I will be able to use...
» BRIEF Certificate in partnership in Northern Ireland
Posted on 1st October 2009 by David Cole
For the first time BRIEF is delivering a certificate programme in partnership with another organisation. Staff Care, a leading UK Employee Assistance provider with specialist expertise in the field of trauma in the workplace and...
» Reducing in-patient length of stay
Posted on 1st October 2009 by David Cole
Some time ago Kay Vaughn and colleagues working at the Colorado Psychiatric Hospital wrote a paper describing and evaluating the introduction of an alternative care regime in their part of the hospital, central to which...
» BRIEF Diploma - a student's experience
Posted on 1st October 2009 by David Cole
Matthew Moore writes: 12 months ago I took a leap of faith. Having twisted my boss’ arm for months and months she finally agreed to let me go and do the diploma course at BRIEF. This...
» More research Chance UK
Posted on 1st October 2009 by David Cole
Chance UK is a rapidly expanding organisation offering mentoring to children aged between 5 and 11 with behavioural difficulties. Delivering its service through volunteers working with children over the course of one year Chance UK...
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A practical two – day workshop based on contemporary education theory and practice. You will...
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BRIEF Diploma
The BRIEF Diploma and Certificate is aimed at practitioners who have already attended short courses and started to use solution focused skills in their work. Please click the link below for further details.
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