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Approach: Solution focused brief therapy

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What is Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)?

SFBT is the clinical application of SF principles, which can be defined as:-

The establishment of what a “preferred future” might be.

The identification of ways in which this is already happening.

(Agreed with Steve de Shazer May 2004)

SF practice in general occurs in an increasingly wide range of contents including health, social services, education, and organizational work. It’s also becoming increasingly recognised as a benchmark of good practice by the Department of Health and other UK Governmental Bodies.

The umbrella organisation for SF practice in the UK is The United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice (UKASFP), which can be reached at:

The Association also publishes a bulletin:

More information will be added to this site anon!


Dr.Dominic Bray

Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist. Chair, UKASFP (2004-2006).

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