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It’s not about solutions – problems do have a say: Lessons from the Bruges Model

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Geert Lefevere

Geert Lefevere

Presented by Geert Lefevere

Steve deShazer and Luc Isebaert were lifelong friends, as a result of which the Brief Family Therapy Centre and the Korzybski Institute grew in parallel to each other, with a great deal of cross-fertilisation and shared discoveries of what works in practice.

Drawing on a wealth of practice experience Geert will share the following,

  • Creating a context is our job, not creating solutions which is the job of our clients
  • Changing is always changing habits; habits are always cognitive, affective, and behavioural and linked in context.
  • Problems are the best possible solution we can get at. They fit into a balance, even if we don’t want that balance and this leads to the idea of transcontinuïty.
  • Therapeutic contact contributes 30% to 40% of the outcome: the Bruges Flowchart helps to enhance this effect.

Geert promises to provide a day which will be very interactive and experiment-driven.

Geert Lefevere is a licensed Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor in Solution Focused Practice. Geert is a staff member of the Korzybski Institute in Bruges, a centre established by Luc, which provides a 4 year training in Solution Focused Psychotherapy. Geert has extensive experience of practice in Health Care and Sports

To book a place contact John Wheeler on John@johnwheeler.co.uk


March 6
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Barmoor Hub
Ryton, Tyne and Wear NE40 3AG United Kingdom


John Wheeler