Yvonne Dolan's Article
From your viewpoint, what aspects of the SF approach contribute most significantly in itís effectiveness in therapeutic, supervisory, and/or organizational settings?
I am sure there are many factors, some of which are probably yet to be identified. When done well, the SFBT approach utilizes language with such precision and deliberation that it becomes a highly personalized response specific to each client. The therapistís responses are carefully calibrated to consistently communicate to the client by asking questions that undeniably indicate that the client is being listened to with great diligence, concentration, and care and that his or her ideas are being considered thoughtfully, respectfully, and appreciatively.
So that was how it all began for me and why I continue to value the SF approach as one of the most effective ways to do good therapy. Please write and tell me your thoughts.
Meanwhile, wishing you lovely summer days and many miracles!
P.S. Here is the recipe I promised:
Steve de Shazerís Sicilian Style Spaghetti Sauce
- 3 to 4 pounds fresh tomatoes, chopped or 2 --28oz cans diced tomatoes
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 3 Tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
- 2 small boxes raisins
- 1 small bag slivered almonds
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
- 2 Tablespoons fresh basil
- 3 pounds chicken thighs (about 8)
- 1. In a stock pot, heat olive oil, @ 2min
- 2. Saute garlic, m-low @ 2min
- 3. Raise heat to med, add tomatoes @10 min
- 4. Add remaining ingredients except herbs @20 min
- 5. Add basil, reduce to low heat
- 6. In large frying pan, heat olive oil @1min
- 7. Add 4 thighs, skin side down @5min, turn and fry 2-5, turn and fry 3 min, turn and fry 3 min. Remove to paper towel. Once cool, remove skin.
- 8. Repeat step 7 with remaining thighs.
- 9. Add to sauce and simmer @ 20 min
Serve over spaghetti type pasta
 Charlie Johnson and I divorced in 2001, and I have since relocated to the Chicago area. The Denver Solution Group however continues as does Johnsonís ongoing affiliation with it.
 I have since moved away from Denver and am now affiliated with the Institute for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in northwest Indiana near Chicago.