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How solution-focused therapy can improve service users’ mental health

Why nurses should consider adopting this goal-oriented therapy

Using solution-focused techniques could bring mental health and well-being benefits to service users and nurses

Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), which was first developed in the US and arrived in the UK in the 1980s at the BRIEF centre in London , is now in use across the NHS to help people facing mental health and physical challenges.

Since 2018, solution-focused therapies have been listed in the Nursing and Midwifery Council proficiency standards


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