About Anne Lutz

Anne Bodmer Lutz, B.S.N., M.D. is the Executive Director of The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy. Read her full bio at https://solutionfocused.net/anne-bodmer-lutz-m-d/

Solution-Focused Self Care

2024-01-17T23:06:32+00:00January 17th, 2024|

"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself." - Michel de Montaigne. Dedicating time to your self-care is not selfish; it is self-protective. It is a vital investment in your health and well-being. It enables you to better cope with life's challenges, maintain physical and mental health, and Read More >

What is the Evidence for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Schools?

2023-06-19T15:55:49+00:00June 19th, 2023|

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) has made tremendous progress in the past ten years and is a practice that is based on evidence. SFBT has been applied in the community across schools, mental health clinics, and health care settings with a diverse population and age group (Kim et al., 2019). A meta-analysis of randomized controlled Read More >

Solution-Focused Self-Compassion

2023-05-03T14:55:39+00:00May 3rd, 2023|

Self-compassion involves treating yourself with the same kindness, concern, and support you would show to a good friend. It is the desire to alleviate suffering within yourself with gentleness, care, and empathy. In Western culture, there is more emphasis on being kind to others rather than to ourselves. We often talk to ourselves with Read More >

The Benefits of Solution-Focused Brief Conversations In Schools: Integrating Education and Mental Health

2023-02-08T20:25:01+00:00February 8th, 2023|

Solution-Focused brief conversations in schools provide a practical tool for educators, administrators, school nurses, parents, and the myriad of professionals involved in the lives of youth to help address their social, emotional, and mental health needs. Solution-focused brief conversations are trauma-informed and can be taught to transdisciplinary teams within diverse educational systems fostering success Read More >

Solution-Focused Reflections for a New Year 2023

2023-02-08T17:39:47+00:00February 7th, 2023|

The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy wishes you all a peaceful and healthy new year for 2023. A special thank you to the healthcare workers, educators, and all those working tirelessly on the frontlines of this mental health pandemic, holding hope for so many people in need. We invite you to ponder the following solution-focused Read More >

La Terapia Centrada en Soluciones es un Cuidado Informado en Trauma

2023-06-28T22:33:43+00:00December 5th, 2022|

SLa Terapia Breve Centrada en Soluciones (TBCS) es un enfoque ideal en medio de la adversidad, el trauma y las crisis. Las intervenciones Centradas en Soluciones (CS) ayudan a las personas después de una crisis al brindarles una relación terapéutica segura y tranquilizadora. La TBCS es un enfoque respetuoso que ayuda a contrarrestar las emociones Read More >


2022-12-06T08:54:30+00:00December 1st, 2022|

We are thrilled to share an exciting research study by Antonio Medina, Mark Beyeback, and Felipe E. Garcia on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a solution-focused intervention in child protection services. This article became available as open-source online on October 27th, 2022. I know Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer would be thrilled Read More >

¿Qué es la Terapia Centrada en Soluciones?

2022-10-24T18:13:35+00:00October 14th, 2022|

La Terapia Breve Centrada en Soluciones (TBCS), también llamada Terapia Centrada en Soluciones (TCS), fue desarrollada por Steve de Shazer (1940-2005) e Insoo Kim Berg (1934-2007) en colaboración con sus colegas del Centro Terapéutico Familiar Breve de Milwaukee a partir de finales de la década de 1970. Como sugiere el nombre, la TBCS Read More >

Disparidades de Salud Mental en la Comunidad Latina: Una Perspectiva Centrada Soluciones

2022-10-24T18:13:18+00:00October 7th, 2022|

por Valeria Chavez, Paula Ogalde-Carmona, Sabrina Rosario Santana y Anne Lutz El Instituto de Terapia Centrada en Soluciones fue creado debido a la necesidad de extender el enfoque centrado en soluciones al mayor público posible. Desde el principio, nuestra brújula ha sido encontrar el mejor camino para permitir que las personas de todo el mundo Read More >

Solution-Focused Documentation

2022-12-01T21:32:18+00:00September 16th, 2022|

Embedding solution-focused documentation templates within electronic health records could help build solution-focused fluency, sustain solution-focused practices within organizations, and improve care coordination, communication, and client outcomes.  Thank you for reading this article on solution-focused documentation, which I would venture to say is not the most exciting topic. How did you decide to take the Read More >

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