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Brief Therapy®

We are an international group of multi-disciplined professionals committed to promoting Problem-Solving Brief Therapy®

The model was developed at the MRI in 1967. Since then, we have applied the Problem Resolution brief therapy model to many different human systems, where we promote constructive change management. We do this by bringing together many different voices, as well as leading figures in the field, to contribute and learn from the Brief Therapy Model.

Our vision is to create an international web of professionals who offer training, supervision and psychotherapy in the Problem-Solving Brief Therapy Model®, as well as conduct research to encourage the highest levels of efficacy and effectiveness in promoting change.
Woman looking in the distance as change flies away

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The Problem-Solving Model creates actionable change and produces results. Where traditional forms of therapy are an exercise in the pursuit of “Why?” we focus on the present and begin to see results within a few sessions. We have no patients, instead clients who are eager to change their situation and thrive.


Problem-solving brief therapy®

Professionals in all the participating countries are certified and licensed in their professions, following the requirements in each place.

We are all available to offer individual, couple or family therapy for a variety of presenting problems like PTSD, depression, eating disorders, anxiety, performance anxiety, addictions,  coping for excessive drinking.

One of our specialties is working with one member of a dysfunctional system. For example, couple’s therapy with only one member of the couple or work related problems without your boss.

Training in the model

Some of our team-members have been providing training for almost 30 years. We can tailor make a training for you or your group ranging from one day to one week. If you are then interested in attending a Residency in Palo Alto, your previous training will count.

Call your local person to organize a program for you and you will save yourself airfares and hotel expenses. We look forward to serving your training needs.


We offer Supervision services that are essential for the responsible professional.


Join our residency program in Mexico City, Mexico to get first hand training and experience.


Connect with our growing global directory of professionals all trained in the Problem-Solving model.

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