Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations


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Here - as a reminder - the welcome message:

Welcome to the SOLUTIONS-L list.  This list is a forum for those applying Solution Focused methods - originally based on
the work of Steve de Shazer, Insoo Kim Berg and other 'brief therapy' practitioners - to organisational work, including
change, facilitation, coaching and OD.  This includes work by authors like Mark McKergow, Paul Z Jackson, Peter Szabo, Louis Cauffman, Daniel Meier, Coert Visser etc.

This may include limited discussions on related areas including solution focused therapy, appreciative inquiry etc.  However there are already lists for discussing those things if that's what you really want to do.
Please feel free to post a 'Hello' message telling us about yourself and your interests in solution focused work if you wish.  Or you could just lie low and read the posting for a while.  The list seems to go in phases, with very active periods being followed by a few days of quiet.  If you have a question or want to seek help from fellow list members, please ask right away.

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Please do join and and enjoy the discussions!  We look forward to meeting you online.

Best wishes

List admins: Jesper and Kati

Last updated by Katalin Hankovszky Nov 9, 2014.




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