Preston solution focused gathering, counting down!

Preston solution focused gathering, counting down!

I have just sent a post to the mailing list of UKASFP (the UK Association for Solution Focused Practice – if you have an interest in solution-focused practice and you’re not a member as yet, then you should definitely consider it – and then join!), about the forthcoming Preston Guild solution focused gathering, which is coming up soon, and I’ve blogged about on here before. Here’s the post… No let up in the...

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A book recommendation

A book recommendation

I’m often asked on solution-focused training courses to recommend a book on solution-focused practice, and in particular, “if there were one book you would recommend, what would it be?” And, if I’m frank, I’ve always found it hard to do so. By the time I began to learn in earnest from BRIEF how to do solution-focused work, they had moved sufficiently away from the original solution-focused team at Milwaukee to...

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The whole thing

The whole thing

“We have to grasp the whole theory in order to grasp the meaning of any one of its theoretical terms” – Open University Study Guide. Reading this while studying for my present masters course in philosophy took me back to an essay I was invited to write during my masters course in solution-focused brief therapy, on what is the essence of SFBT. Actually, I might be mistaken about the word essence being used, as it was more than ten years...

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Preston Guild 2012 Solution-focused gathering

Preston Guild 2012 Solution-focused gathering

I am a proud Prestonian and one thing that Prestonians tend to be proud of is the Preston Guild, “England’s oldest festival in England’s youngest city” (though it was supplanted as youngest city by Chelmsford earlier this year). The Guild dates back to 1179, and takes place every 20 years. Its original function was for traders, craftsmen and merchants to renew their membership of the Guild Merchant and so be able to carry...

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