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Volume 2 - No. 2 -  2003

Brief Therapy

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also 

a matter of opportunity - Hippocrates

Having reviewed Brief NLP Therapy in our last online issue, and with two more book reviews in Sage Publishing's brief therapy series in the current issue, we decided to address this theme specifically herein.  We invite readers to submit further articles or letters on the subject.

Brief Therapy - by Joe Sinclair 

Subtitled New Age Treatment for Age-old Conditions, this is a cursory description of what Brief Therapy is - and what it isn't, as a simple introduction to this theme.

Strategic Therapy Mr Bond? - by Stephen Bray 

Every age constructs a unique model of life based within a specific social context. In a recent James Bond film the villain asks Bond, Is not dying chasing a dream the best way to go?"  Bond replies unconcernedly, Id rather not go at all.

Solution Focus - by Rob Cumming 

Solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) is at first sight a rather minimal set of skills and assumptions about helping people change.  It seems to defy many of the conventions of psychotherapy from the last  hundred years about the need for long-term work for example - yet it seems to be giving good results in many fields, from mental health through to organisational development.