Brief Solution-Focused Therapy was developed by Insoo Kim Berg, who describes this therapy as having a different focus than traditional models of therapy. In her words …”Instead of problem solving, we focus on solution-building.”
The natural course of counselling is to focus on the problem at hand. Traditional models invite a deep exploration of the problem. What Insoo discovered, is that the focus on the problem does not help people solve problems. True solutions come from discovering the solutions already in play, previously used, previously successful, and natural to the context of the person’s life.