In 1967, the Brief Therapy Center® was created as part of the Mental Research Institute – MRI. Since the Institute’s closure, the Brief Therapy Center® is the sole successor to the MRI Brief Therapy Center®. Today it is the leading institution in the promotion and dissemination of Brief Problem Solving Therapy. In 2007 Karin Schlanger became the director and to this day she continues to lead the center par excellence of this therapy model.
What makes our model so special
About our Model
The Brief Therapy Center started in 1967 at the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in Palo Alto, CA as a research project under Richard Fisch in collaboration with John Weakland and Paul Watzlawick (Jay Haley and Don Jackson also participated in the beginning). Their idea: invent an effective therapy method, which we now know as Problem-Solving Brief Therapy. Today, the Brief Therapy Center, LLC continues as the leading institution in the promotion and training for this form of therapy.
Thanks to its efficacy, this interactional approach is known worldwide; professionals across the world come to our facilities at the BTC Mexico to participate in our face to face training to hone their therapeutic skills.
This is what you can find exclusively in Palo Alto
These are the services you can count on in Palo Alto, California
Who makes our work possible
Meet our Team
These are the professionals that make up the BTC Palo Alto team