Bill O'Hanlon is a psychotherapist, author, workshop leader and organizational
consultant who co-developed solution-oriented therapy and founded possibility
and inclusive therapies. He is committed to promoting respectful and
effective methods of change and to having fun while he is doing it.
Brief Therapy Practice
The Brief Therapy Practice was founded in 1989 and is now Europe's largest
provider of solution focused training with over 4000 professionals from
the NHS, local authorities, education and private sector attending courses
Brief Therapy Training Centres International
This website is a window to training and research in Brief and Narrative
therapies. We are located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and were founded
in 1993. Since that time thousands of professionals from many disciplines
have participated in our training programs.
Narrative therapy is an approach to counselling and community work.
It centres people as the experts in their own lives and views problems
as separate from people. Narrative therapy assumes that people have
many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities
that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.
The word ‘narrative’ refers to the emphasis that is placed
upon the stories of people’s lives and the differences that can
be made through particular tellings and retellings of these stories.
Houston Galveston Institute
The Houston Galveston Institute (formerly the Galveston Family Institute),
is internationally recognized for its innovative contributions to the
advancements of theory, psychotherapy practice, and research, and to
the development of creative contexts for learning, practice, and research.
It has distinguished itself by its unique developments in brief therapy
and has been acclaimed for its Collaborative Language Systems Approach
with its emphasis on "problem-organizing systems", the role
of language, narrative and conversation in therapy, the not-knowing
position, and the translation of these concepts into work with difficult
life situations. Students and professionals world-wide come to study
at the Institute.
The Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change
On this website, the latest research on "what works" in therapy
is translated into principles for clinical practice. Follow the links
on the right side of the page to update your clinical knowledge and
Positive Psychology Center
The Positive Psychology Center is a not-for-profit organization located
at the University of Pennsylvania, directed by Martin E.P. Seligman,
Ph.D. We conduct research on Positive Psychology, learned helplessness,
depression, and on optimism and pessimism.