Editorial Team


Caroline Klingenstierna, licensed psychologist in private practice, co-director of the Solutionwork Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.


Rytis Pakrosnis, Ph.D., Faculty of Social Sciences, General Psychology Department, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. Rytis has published several articles and defended doctoral thesis on research in the areas of solution-focused treatment and therapy. He teaches SFBT at the university and also applies SFBT in his clinical work with individuals, families and organizations.


Mark Beyebach, licensed clinical psychologist and former professor at the University of Salamanca. Mark’s research focus is on brief and family therapy. His clinical interests focus on eating disordered, sexually abused, and chronically ill clients and their families. Mark lives in Salamanca, Spain.

Robert Blundo, Ph.D., LCSW, Professor, Strengths/Solutions Collaborative Solution-Focused Practice Group, School of Social Work, College of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Ursula Bühlmann-Stahli,  specialist in children's and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy in Bern, Switzerland. Qualifications in traditional chinese medicine, solution focused brief therapy, creative children’s therapy and hypnotherapy. She works as supervisor and as trainer in different institutes (Wilob, NIK Bremen). She is member of the board of the Swiss Network of Solution Focused Work.

Marie-Christine Cabié, Psychiatrist, director of a psychiatric ward, board member of French Psychiatry Federation, editor of "collection relations at  Erès  F-Toulouse", member of the editorial board of the journal "Thérapie familiale" CH- Genève,  Psychotherapist and trainer in family therapy, solution-focused therapy, and Ericksonian hypnosis.

Suzi Curtis, DClinPsy.,Clinical Psychologist working part-time in the National Health Service (NHS) and part-time in private practice in Merseyside, UK. Uses solution-focused approaches to her work in both settings. Main client groups are people with long-term health conditions and people who have suffered psychological trauma. Also works with children and families in a solution-focused way. Leads on Accreditation for the UK Association of Solution Focused Practitioners.

Helene Dellucci, Licensed Psychologist, systemic family therapist, and EMDR Europe consultant inLyon, France. She works in private practice and as a supervisor and a trainer. Her main work is with people who have complex trauma and dissociative disorder by integrating solution-focused therapy and trauma therapy. She also is involved in humanitarian projects. 

Yvonne Dolan, M.A., is the Director of the Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy in Hammond, Indiana and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. An international solution-focused author, trainer and therapist, she is co-founder with Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg of the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association.

Barry L. Duncan, Psy.D., is a therapist, trainer, and researcher and director of the Heart and Soul of Change Project. He has over one hundred publications with fifteen books addressing systematic client feedback, consumer rights and involvement, the power of relationship, and a risk/benefit analysis of psychotropic medications. His system The Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS), has been implemented across the US and in 20 more countries. PCOMS is included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

Steve Flatt, registered mental health nurse, psychologist and accredited cognitive behaviour therapist, ardent Solution Focused Practitioner. He is director of the Psychological Therapies Unit, Liverpool, UK, specialists in trauma and passionate about working with being human in all its guises.

Cynthia Franklin, Ph.D., is Professor in Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, where she is also Coordinator of the clinical concentration for the Masters in Social Work Program. She has over 100 publications in the professional literature, including several books.

Gale Miller, Professor of Sociology, Research Professor of Social and Cultural Sciences Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Marquette University, USA. His research has made him one of the world’s foremost authorities on solution-focused therapy. Gale gives lectures across North America, Japan, East Asia, Europe and England and he has published 24 books and dozens of scholarly articles on solution-focused therapy.

Michael Hjerth, licensed psychologist, in private practice, co-director of the Solutionwork Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Herman de Hoogh, Licensed Psychologist, working at an outpatient mental health institute, and before that in various psychiatric and general hospitals. Herman teach solution-focused therapy and also do care-company customized trainings. He has, amongst other solution-focused books, translated "Interviewing for solutions" in to Dutch. In 1999 Herman founded the first Dutch network for solution-focused practitioners (NOW).

Luc Isebaert is a Specialist in Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, a former chief medical officer of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychosomatics, St. John's Hospital, Bruges, Belgium. He is director and head of the teaching faculty of Korzybski International.

Hans-Peter Korn, Ph.D., acts as consultant, coach and trainer for an agile and solution stimulating way of working in organizations. He is Chief Manager of KORN AG in Switzerland, he is author and editor of the books “Solution Focused Management” (Hampp 2006) and “Agiles IT-Management in grossen Unternehmen” (symposion 2013).

Eve Lipchik is vice-president and co-founder of ICF Consultants, Inc., has dual licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Social Work. In addition, she is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a Board Certified Diplomat in Social Work.  From 1979 to l988 she was a full time member of the team that developed Solution Focused Therapy in Milwaukee. Aside from her clinical practice, Eve has done extensive trainings, lectures and consultations about solution focused therapy, as well as its application to spouse abuse, in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Her numerous publications include journal articles, chapters, and two books: “Interviewing” edited in l988 and published by Aspen Publication, and “Beyond Technique in Solution Focused Therapy: Working with Emotions and the Therapeutic Relationship” published in 2002 by Guilford Press.

Günter Lueger, M.A., Founder and Director of Solution Management Center, a research and training center in Vienna. He is former professor of leadership and coaching and has developed different formats of new scales, graphs as well as qualitative elements for redesigning instruments to overcome the problem-centered view in classical analysis instruments in consulting and management. He is the author of the book Solution-Focused Management and editor of "Solution-focused Management Series“.

Anne Bodmer Lutz, B.S.N., M.D., psychiatrist and former nurse, board certified in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry, and assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester MA. She received her own training and worked closely as a trainer with the founders of solution-focused therapy.

Thorana S. Nelson, Ph.D., is professor emerita of family therapy in the department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development at Utah State University. She is a founding member and the secretary/treasurer of the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association and conducts courses, trains, and supervises Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. She has edited and co-authored books and articles on SFBT.

Harvey Ratner is co-director of BRIEF, a Solution Focused training, counselling and coaching agency in London. He is a former social worker and is a registered systemic psychotherapist. He works part-time in a school, and is co-author of a forthcoming book on coaching children and young people.

Tomasz Switek, therapist and social worker, trainer and mediator, and specialist in addiction and family violence prevention. He is co-author of articles and books on solution-focused approaches published in Poland, the United States and Germany.  

Terry S. Trepper, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Purdue University Calumet and for the past 20 years has been the Editor of the Journal of Family Psychotherapy. Terry is an internationally recognized scholar, educator, and researcher. Terry's scholarly and training interests include the evidence-basis of solution-focused therapy, systemic and solution-focused approaches to treating substance abuse, and positive psychology.

Ferdinand Wolf, is a clinical and health psychologist, psychotherapist in systemic family therapy, teaching therapist of systemic family therapy, Supervisor, Mediator, Coach and licensed teacher, trainer and supervisor at the Austrian Society of Systemic Therapy and Systemic Studies (www.oeas.at) and the North German Institute for short-term therapy (NIK Bremen), Germany.