Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is a strengths-based, future-focused therapeutic model that was developed under the leadership of two social workers, Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, and a team of interdisciplinary colleagues at the Brief Family Therapy Center
in Milwaukee (de Shazer, 1985; de Shazer et al., 1986).
Additionally, she trained in Solution Focused Therapy with Insoo Kim Berg and Steve deShazer at the Brief Family Therapy Center
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
(De Shazer & Berg, Brief Family Therapy Center
, Milwaukee) this approach differs from traditional psychotherapy in that clients choose their therapy goals and are assumed to have the resources to make desired changes.
SFC is an evolving counseling approach conceived and developed by de Shazer and colleagues (de Shazer, 1985, 1988, 1991; de Shazer et al., 1986; Molnar & de Shazer, 1987; Walter & Peller, 1992) in the early 1980s at the Brief Family Therapy Center
(BFTC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
De Jong (Calvin College) and Berg (Brief Family Therapy Center
) describe how to interview clients in the helping professions of counseling, psychology, and social work.