Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

February 2012 Blog Posts (8)

What difference did publishing 'The Solutions Focus' book make?

It’s ten years now since the publication of The Solutions Focus.  We wanted the book to spread the ideas, and ten years later it’s succeeded to some extent – there’s a flourishing world-wide community of practitioners, a great annual conference, and thousands of people who have used SF in their lives and work.  The OSKAR coaching model pops up in many organisations, and it’s fun to recognise elements of SF in some unlikely places.

I heard yesterday, for example, that at Wembley Arena,…


Added by Paul Z Jackson on February 22, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Sharing documents with the others

From time to time, members of the of the The SOLUTIONS-L email listserv may wish to share a document with other members .

There are several ways to achieve this. The key issue is whether the contributor wants to share the document with the world, or they want to restrict access to members of the listserv.

When a member adds a document to their own SOLWorld blog, it…


Added by Ivan Webb on February 14, 2012 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Solution Focus Checklist

The document below gathers some 'indicators' of an organisation's progress towards being Solution Focused.

I have used it with schools and it is a great discussion starter


Added by Ivan Webb on February 13, 2012 at 23:30 — 10 Comments

Multiculturalism and Solution Focused Psychotherapy: an exploration of the none-expert role

The role of the Solution Focused psychotherapist is less about confirming the rights of the client as an individual and more about amplifying their preferred social performance. The client, the therapist and the drama of therapy represent the object of this performance in which cultural meaning is simply amplified. The identity of the client is framed within multicultural narratives and discourse with which the psychotherapist grapples and strives to maintain a type of neutrality and…


Added by Eva Golding on February 11, 2012 at 15:55 — No Comments


Identity is culturally constructed. We acquire our own identity through shared understanding of cultural practices i.e. the positioning of own gender, race, class and status etc, it is a positioning and classification of ‘self’ within these repertoires of cultural practices that we gain our identity…

Added by Eva Golding on February 11, 2012 at 15:50 — No Comments

Local Radio interview

I gave a short interview the local Community radio  and outlined the Solution Focused  Approach to coaching yesterday.
I  was reflecting on the interview yesterday, trying to put things together.
 Then all of a sudden a thought came to me from a quick chat I had with the station manager.
The station itself is a community radio station and is solely funded by donations. It is manned purely by volunteers. They have struggled to  make ends meet, particularly…

Added by Owen Charnley on February 9, 2012 at 14:32 — No Comments

Ten years of The Solutions Focus book

It’s ten years to the day since the first edition of The Solutions Focus book was published.  I’ll always remember 8 February 2002 – because it was the first day of the SOL 2002 conference, the first of the astounding series of SOLWorld events over the past decade.  So, it’s a good moment to look back on what’s happened over the intervening period and also indulge in a…


Added by Mark McKergow on February 8, 2012 at 23:13 — No Comments

Managementbook of the Year 2012

My Dutch book on SF Leadership [Oplossingsgericht Leidinggeven] has been nominated in Holland as Managementbook of the Year 2012.

I am looking for an English publisher, so if you can help me, please let me know!

Added by Fredrike Bannink on February 2, 2012 at 21:25 — 7 Comments

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You prefer a "step by step" introduction instead to start with reading some
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You would appreciate to have a complete "helicopter view" on SF after the first step…


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Information in this part of the site is 'read-only'.  If you want to start discussions, please go to the Forum or Groups. …


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