Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association

fostering the growth of solution focused practices

SFBTA Research Committee

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Cynthia Franklin, PhD, LCSW, LMFT
Committee Chair
Cynthia Franklin, PhD, LCSW, LMFT
Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professor in Mental Health
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Social Work 1925 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas 78712-1203
cfranklin@mail.utexas.edu
512-471-0533

Major Areas of Interest: Solution-focused brief therapy, school mental health, efficacy studies and meta-analysis.

Current Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Related Research: Testing the effectiveness of the school-based, Taking Charge intervention for adolescent mothers. Continued training and support of the solution-focused high school: Garza High School in Austin, Texas.

Adam S. Froerer, Ph.D., LMFTA
Adam S. Froerer, Ph.D., LMFTA
Assistant Program Chair, MFT/Psychology
Assistant Professor
Argosy University, Chicago
225 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
afroerer@argosy.edu
312-777-7709

Major Areas of Interest: Solution-focused brief therapy, language and communication, medical family therapy, intimate partner violence, and addictions.

Current Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Related Research: Solution building and microanalysis of solution-focused brief therapy with couples.

Johnny S. Kim, Ph.D., LICSW
Johnny S. Kim, Ph.D., LICSW
Associate Professor
University of Denver
Graduate School of Social Work
2148 South High Street
Denver, CO 80208
Johnny.Kim@du.edu

Major Areas of Interest: Solution-focused brief therapy, school social work, and meta-analysis.

Current Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Related Research: Conducting a Randomized Control Trial on the effectiveness of SFBT with substance abusing parents in the child welfare system funded through the Department of Health and Human Services.

Stephen M. Langer, Ph.D.
Stephen M. Langer, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Director
Northwest Brief Therapy Training Center
1021 Legion Way S.E.
Olympia, WA 98501-1522
nwbtsml@ix.netcom.com
360.754.8540

Major Areas of Interest: Solution-focused brief therapy, trauma treatment, substance abuse, chronic pain and illness, evidence-based practice.

Current Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Related Research: Solution-Focused Trauma Treatment outcomes with private practice population and with Serbian war refugees, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy’s establishment as an evidence-based practice.

Mo Yee Lee, Ph.D.
Mo Yee Lee, Ph.D.
Professor
The Ohio State University
College of Social Work
1947 College Road
Columbus, OH 43220
lee.355@osu.edu
614.292.9910

Major Areas of Interest: Intervention research using a strengths-based, solution-focused approach in social work practice • Group treatment for domestic violence offenders • Home-based family treatment with high-risk youth
Multicultural social work practice • Integrating eastern philosophy and practices into social work treatment • Multicultural social work education • Multicultural social work practice framework and skills • Meditation and treatment of female trauma survivors of interpersonal abuses

Current Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Related Research: Solution group treatment of domestic violence offenders, home-based treatment with high-risk youth

Sara A. Smock, Ph.D., LMFTA
Sara A. Smock Jordan, Ph.D., LMFT
Associate Professor
Texas Tech University
Community, Family, and Addiction Studies
Broadway and Akron Street, Room 260, Human Sciences
Box 1210
Lubbock, TX 79409-1210
sara.smock@ttu.edu
806.742.2891

Major Areas of Interest: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, microanalysis of therapeutic communication, evidence-based practice, and addiction.

Current Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Related Research: Microanalysis of SFBT sessions and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy’s establishment as an evidence-based practice

Kristin Whitehill Bolton, PhD, MSW
Kristin Whitehill Bolton, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor
UNCW School of Social Work
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC, 28403
Boltonk@uncw.edu

Major Areas of Interest: Solution-focused brief therapy, offender populations, healthy psychological development, and program evaluations

Current Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Related Research: Testing the effectiveness of the Youth Offender Diversion Alternative, and implementation and evaluation of solution-focused interventions in practice settings

Marcella D. Stark, Ph.D., LPC-S
Marcella D. Stark, Ph.D., LPC-S
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Education, Texas Christian University
TCU Box 297900
Fort Worth, TX 76129
m.stark@tcu.edu

Major Areas of Interest: Mentoring, solution-focused training, and solution-focused supervision.

Current Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Related Research: Use of solution-focused supervision by school administrators, use of solution-focused approach in student affairs settings, and what works in solution-focused training.