Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is enjoying a surge in popularity across a range of professions. One reason for this is because people in the Helping Professions are expected to do more with less.
Resources are stretched, budgets are still being cut, and, as the people who hold the purse-strings look for still more savings, longer-term therapy is seen as a ‘luxury’ that can be dispensed with.
This may be a tad too simplistic as an explanation for the growth in popularity of Brief Therapy, but as any Brief Therapist will tell you, we are not too interested in explanations, it’s outcomes that count.
There are several reasons for the growth of interest, and the one probably nobody but I will tell you about is this: Brief Therapists have more fun!
Brief therapy fun? You might doubt it. But I think it is. Before you run away with the idea that I’m being flippant or dismissive of peoples’ suffering, let me explain (in fact, I wrote a whole article to explain).