CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia


Solution-Focused Approach to Medical Family Therapy

Event Name

2017 Conference On Solution-Focused Practices

Event Location

Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.


Department of Family Therapy

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Presentation Date



This workshop will explore the incorporation of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in a university medical school/clinic setting’s system of care. The language of solutions brings hope and creativity to patients, doctors, and medical students working together with medical family therapists in a clinical facility.

  1. Participants will understand the benefits of using Solution Focused Brief Therapy in medical family therapy.
  2. Participants will incorporate the basic principles of SFBT into their work with clients facing medical challenges.
  3. Participants will explore ways to incorporate SF language with patients and medical care professionals to effect positive change.

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