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I first met the solution focused approach to solving problems when I was engaged in my Ph.D. (1998 – 2006), full-time teaching science in a pupil referral unit and working as a behaviour support specialist in a Local Authority Educational Psychology service. Using the old ‘carrot and stick’ ways that had already failed children who struggled to find success in school, I was on the lookout for something effective, humane and easily doable. I found it in solution-focused practice.
To test the strength of the SF approach in real life situations I’ve taken it into every context of practice open to me. If it was a good as it seemed to be at first sight, it could be applied to any situation where people were struggling with problems and make a useful difference.
I have worked with individuals and teams providing direct support and training in the fields of education, mental health, homelessness support, social work, management, alcohol and substance misuse and team building.
My 2016 book ‘Transforming behaviour in the classroom; a guide to the solution focused approach” is available on Amazon.