SFP 12 – Episode 12: Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson, Professor Emerita of Utah State University and author of many Solution Focused books
Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #12
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SFP 12 - Episode 12: Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson
“A huge part of all of that for me personally was being with those people. (…) Being able to be with people (…) who are like minded asking each other incredibly important questions like what is SFBT.”
“I like to instill that «if it is working keep doing it, and if it’s not working do something different»-idea.”
“This idea that you keep something of the brilliance and you ignore something and then you add something, is something that I use a lot in many many different ways.“Dr. Thorana Nelson
In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Thorana (Rana) Nelson, Professor Emerita of Utah State University and author of many Solution Focused books about
- what fascinates her about Solution Focus (SF)
- how she got in touch with SF and how she met Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg
- how she got involved in the Hammond Conversations that led to SFBTA and the SFBTA Conferences (a great example of friendpower)
- how her fascination for SF stays and is growing
- how formulation (listen – select – build) was «like a light coming on» for her
- the importance of choosing and ignoring things
- what Rana picks and what she leaves out when doing Supervision
- what makes her so passionate about Supervision
- the importance of “what do they want” and “what’s important to them”
- her passion for systemic thinking (the interactional view) and the power of relationships (and relationship questions)
- her new book that she is about to finish where she brings together systemic thinking for SF therapists and SF thinking (stance and practices) for family therapists
- the Challenge of the week: Just a few times next week, stop and think about what’s happening that you made this choice, slow yourself down and think what are you going to keep, what are you going to ignore, and what are you going to add that will work towards your goal.
- Dr. Thorana Nelson on Academia.edu
- Browse through the many Solution Focused books that Thorana wrote, edited, and co-edited
- Check out the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association (SFBTA) and the European Brief Therapy Association (EBTA)
- Read more about formulations in Korman, H./Bavelas, J.B./De Jong, P. (2013). Microanalysis of formulationsin Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therpay, and Motivational Interviewing. In:Journal of Systemic Therapies, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2013, pp. 31–45.
- Sign up for the SFT List – the Solution Focused Mailing List and Network
- Learn more about the history of the Mental Research Institute (MRI)
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