Further reading

If you are interested in reading about our first small-scale study, we describe it in this paper:

Northcott, S., Burns, K., Simpson, A. and Hilari, K. (2015). ‘Living with Aphasia the Best Way I Can’: A Feasibility Study Exploring Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for People with Aphasia. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 67(3), pp. 156–167. doi:10.1159/000439217.

Some useful websites

The United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice

BRIEF: The Centre for Solution Focused Practice

European Brief Therapy Association

Alasdair Macdonald’s website

Elliot Connie’s website


Some suggested reading


Ratner, H., George, E., & Iveson, C. (2012). Solution Focused Brief Therapy: 100 key points and techniques. Hove: Routledge.

This is a very readable informative book. I am particularly grateful to this book: when first starting out I would refer to it all the time! You will find lots of useful examples and practical advice in here.


Burns, K. (2016). Focus on solutions: a health professional’s guide (second edition). London: Solutions Books

A great book describing in detail the author’s experience of using Solution Focused Brief Therapy when working with adults with acquired communication difficulties.


Bliss, E. and Edmonds, G. (2007) A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome: Solution Focused Approaches

This book is also very readable and shows how adaptable an approach Solution Focused Brief Therapy can be. I loved the examples of problem-free talk!