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Solution Focused Brief Therapy: A Solution Building Approach

The Solution Focused Approach has been around since the late 1970’s. The approach is based on helping individuals identify and create the life that they want instead of trying to identify what is wrong in their lives. In the more than three decades since the development of the approach, there has been a great deal of research done and worldwide acceptance of solution focused therapy.

The solution focused approach is so simple that its application is complicated. There is a large body of training materials and books about this approach that focus on what it is. However, my books, products and trainings focus more on the “how to”. The goal of these materials and trainings is always to increase the skills and abilities of those using them, so that the skills learned can be used immediately in your work with clients. Whether you attend one of my classes or purchase a video or CD, I hope you find it helpful in your application of Solution Focused Therapy.


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“My greatest passions are to bring awareness to the efficacy of the Solution Focused Approach through research, train clinicians and other professionals to effectively implement this approach in their work, and to demonstrate that this approach has dynamic implications in couples therapy.”

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Elliott Connie - January 11, 2017 - Solution Focused Therapy

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Elliott Connie - January 3, 2017 - Solution Focused Therapy

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Elliott Connie - December 28, 2016 - Solution Focused Therapy

In the beginning of my psychotherapy career, I was lucky enough to get a job where I could start seeing clients right away. It was mostly working with adolescents and their families, one family in particular, stands out as the most challenging session I ever did. However, like many challenging situations, making it through impacted […]

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Small Things Can Lead to Big Things

Elliott Connie - December 20, 2016 - Solution Focused Therapy

One of the key ideas of the Solution Focused Approach is that often times small things lead towards big things. For example, I am currently experiencing the importance of this in my work as I am working to release my annual free questions training series while seeing clients in my office and doing a thousand […]

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