CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia


Solution-Focused Approach to Medical Family Therapy

Event Location / Date(s)

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

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Department of Family Therapy

Presentation Date


Conference Name / Publication Title

2017 Conference On Solution-Focused Practices


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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