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Keywords:

  • Solutions;
  • children;
  • parents;
  • collaborative

This paper introduces the development of, and the key assumptions and practices associated with, Brief Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). Therapist and client collaborate to clarify the best ways to build on existing strengths and resources in order to move toward a future that the client would prefer. The benefits of this approach for children, adolescents, their carers and teachers, are highlighted. Recent developments in the practice of SFT are outlined.