Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

June 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools!

One of the SIMPLE principles of SF says:

Inbetween - the action is in the interaction

and an other says:

Every case is different - beware ill-fitting theory

and in the "Agile Manifesto" two of the four values are:

Responding to change over following a plan

Individuals and interactions over processes and…

Added by Hans-Peter Korn on June 27, 2009 at 14:17 — 3 Comments

Solution focused practice wiki project

I'm looking at ways to generate an solution focused practice or solution focused approaches wikipedia page. This will look at solution focused approaches in other contexts outside therapy. There are a number of UKASFP members planning on setting up a virtual openspace possibly on the 31st July between 10am and 4pm UK time (to be confirmed very soon).. I will provide links to the virtual meeting places and sort out any technical issues beforehand.

The idea is to have a minimal… Continue

Added by Carl Plant on June 25, 2009 at 6:43 — 3 Comments

Could or should SF be scientifically researched?

In the book "More than Miracles" Steve deShazer wrote in one of his chapters, called "don't think, but observe" on page 109 something that could be understood in a way, the solution focused approach couldn't or shouldn't be scientifically researched.

More about this you can read in a discussion running just now in the SOLUTIONS-List here:…


Added by Hans-Peter Korn on June 21, 2009 at 21:56 — 1 Comment

Distinction: SF coaching vs. "being positive"

Inspired by the latest posting by Kirsten Dierolf,

I wrote something about SF vs. "being positive":

Solution-Focused coaching is not about “being positive”.

Solution-Focused is not about denying the reality of tough situations.

Solution-Focused coaching is about noticing what works - in a fact-finding manner.

It is about helping clients…

Added by Paolo Terni on June 19, 2009 at 11:58 — 5 Comments

Distinction: SF & Positive Psychology

New posting on my blog. Here is an excerpt:


IF therapy is about treatment and about helping people function in society (Using a sports metaphor, a therapist makes sure that an injured athlete recovers to compete again, via an effective rehab program)


IF coaching
is about helping people function well in society, if it is about living better and about performing better (Using a sports metaphor, a coach makes sure that the… Continue

Added by Paolo Terni on June 15, 2009 at 21:48 — 2 Comments

Video of the TEXEL Conference!!!

Get to see what a conference is like! Have a look at the Texel 09 Conference video just recently uploaded by Tabea Szabo!

Added by Stephanie von Bidder on June 3, 2009 at 17:00 — No Comments

A Snackbar on Texel ...

Lucky me had another day on this beautiful island ... Enough time to cycle along the coast and visit Den Burg. There I passed a Snack Bar. On the sunblind I discovered the sentence: "Summer is a state of mind". And as I liked it much, I share it now with you. Anyone else discovered this one?

Much summer in your mind! Steffi Kirschbaum

Added by Stefanie Kirschbaum on June 1, 2009 at 22:24 — 1 Comment

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