How to improve the Mental Health Crisis in America: make treatments more effective

The United States is grappling with a crisis in mental health, one that has far-reaching implications for individuals, families and communities. In recent years, the prevalence of mental health issues has escalated to alarming levels, posing a significant challenge to the nation’s well-being and stability. One of the causes, we suggest is that the prevalent […]

AI for Eating Disorders. Come find out what we are about

A few weeks ago on the radio, while driving from one place to another, I heard an interesting and scary program. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) had to suspend its helpline for people suffering from eating disorders because, when they called, the chatbot powered by Artificial Intelligence was offering advice on how to go […]

How we see the world: Politics through a Brief Therapy Lense. 

People often say everything is connected, when referring to interwoven events, people and movements. It’s because we cannot avoid looking at the world through a lens, through a particular window. We have chosen the Problem-Solving Brief Therapy lens because we find it useful and we wanted to share a perspective that even applies to everyday […]

Problem Solving Brief Therapy: the trunk of the tree

Problem Solving Brief Therapy (PSBT) is the trunk of the tree in the family of different modalities of postmodern therapies. Solution Focused, Narrative, Motivational Interviewing , to name just a few.  There are many advantages  to working from the original model, that extend to knowing when to implement what tools, working firmly from a non […]

The untold story of the MRI and the Brief Therapy Center (BTC). Then and now

Welcome to our Blog. We are delighted that you are stopping by and we hope that you will be back often. Because we preach an interactional model, we hope to create a space that will spark a lot of discussion so that everyone can continue to expand horizons and grow. Ultimately in a safe context, […]

What is Problem-Solving Brief Therapy? A functional model of change

We thought we would begin to dive into a description of what our model stands for and how it is different from other models of brief and family therapy. ‍ Most other models of therapy can be called ‘normative models’: the model provides a structure for human behavior and a deviation from such a structure […]

Coronavirus: 9 mental health keys in a time of isolation and uncertanty

An opportunity to see the world in a new way We are putting this together, having had the view of how the coronavirus epidemic played out in China. They had it first and are now certainly recovering. People there struggled with conflict, isolation, and anxiety. Beyond political borders, which viruses don’t recognize, we are all […]

Problem-solving and its effectiveness in business consulting

A Problem-solving model is an approach applied to businesses since they are organizational systems. Other consulting services might offer workshops or pieces of training –which are certainly useful – while this model offers new ideas to resolve current problems or those that one can see on the horizon. What solutions have been proposed that haven’t […]

How therapists see the client determines the reality they will construct

This morning I was talking with my colleague Sara, whom I supervise. She is in Spain. The case presentation went something along the lines of: ‍ I am working with a young adult who is 20, we’ll call him Martin. He is the oldest of four kids whose parents are immigrants. When he was 10, […]

Problem-solving Brief Therapy: a model applied to schools in the 21st Century

The Problem Solving Brief Therapy (BTC) is applied to all systems of human interactions. The definition of a system in Pragmatics of Human Communication by Watzlawick, Beavin-Bavelas, and Jackson is: “A set of objects together with relationships between the objects and between their attributes, in which objects are the components or parts of the system, attributes are the properties of the objects, […]



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