SFP 69 – Episode 69: Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells
Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #69
Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny & Ken Brooks | Music: www.bensound.com
SFP 69 - Episode 69: Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells
In today’s episode, we talk with Jonas Wells, Solution-Focused Practitioner, Trainer, Author and Manager about
what fascinates him with Solution Focus,
the Solution-Focused playlist and music as a different language game,
his interest in the history of Solution Focus and his learnings for today,
the importance of the early period and the vibrant learning atmosphere,
four versions of how the miracle question might have emerged,
how this view on the history of SF could be useful for our own practice,
the political and ethical dimension of Solution Focus,
the SF community as a rich and inclusive resource.
- The Challenge of the week: “Ask yourself the following five questions: „What am I doing? Why am I doing it? How am I doing at it? How am I doing in it? What am I bringing to it?”
- Björn Johannson and how he started his workshops.
- Connect with Jonas Wells on Facebook.
- Find out more about Södra Dalarna, the coordination agency Jonas is working for as a manager. There you can also find a link to Jonas’ book in Swedish language. The English version of his book will be published soon.
- Enjoy the songs of the Solution-Focused Playlist on Spotify, initiated and maintained by Jonas Wells, as well as Jonas’ & Guy’s article “Solution-focused practice and song“.
- Here’s the song that Jonas quoted at the beginning of our conversation: Fascination by Human League.
- Did you become curious about the podcast with Guy Shannan? Check out episode #66.
- Check out Alun Parry’s music. Alun lives in Liverpool and is not only a great musician but also a very skilled SF practitioner!
- Mark Mitchell talked in episode #46 about how he uses music in his solution-focused practice.
- (Re-)Listen to Jonas Wells’ webinar about “Rumours on SF History” hosted by SFiO.
- Learn more about Haesun Moon’s work in episode #11 and episode #18 of the Simply Focus podcast and about Peter de Jong in episode #23.
- Check out Kirsten Dierolf’s article Introduction to David Kiser and Fred Piercy (2001). Creativity and Family Therapy Theory Development: Lessons from the founders of Solution-Focused Therapy in InterAction, Volume 6, Number 2.
- Here you can find out more about Don Norum’s (2000) paper The Family Has the Solution published in Journal of Systemic Therapies: Vol. 19, Special Issue: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Pushing the Limits of Current Discourse and Practice, pp. 3-15.
- Tapio Malinen’s article offering one of the stories of how the miracle question emerged, referring to Elam Nunnaly, can be found here >>>.
- In episode #55 of the Simply Focus podcast Frank Thomas talks about foreshadowing of the miracle question in videos he watched when he was responsible for archiving BFTC’s heritage to SFBTA.
- Find out more about the Solution-Focused manifesto for social change on the Facebook-Group of The Solution-Focused Collective. You are also invited to contribute and be further involved.
- Here you can find Steve de Shazer’s articles The Death of Resistance (1984) and Resistance Revisited (1989).
- On his website Arnoud Huibers shares a great video with Insoo Kim Berg about The Concept of Resistance has Disappeared.
- Jonas also mentioned Steve de Shazer’s (1982) book Patterns of Brief Family Therapy: An Ecosystemic Approach.
- Check out the UKASFP – the United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice. The UKASFP 2019 conference was great! Thank you to everyone contributing to this conference and a big THANK YOU to Guy Shannan, Rob Black and the organising team for making this event such a great gathering!
- Here >>> you can learn more about Marc Gardiner and the Zebra Collective.
- Also check out Brian Cade’s work that Jonas referenced in his SFiO webinar:
- “Springs, Streams and Tributaries: A History of the Brief, Solution-Focused Approach” In: Nelson, Th./Thomas, F. (2007) (Eds.). Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Clinical Applications: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780203836606/chapters/10.4324/9780203836606-11
- “Building Alternative Futures: The Solution-Focused Approach”: http://solutions-centre.org/pdf/Cade%20-Building%20Alternative%20Futures.pdf
Check out Jonas’ SF timeline
- Click on the timeline to open it in a new window and to enlarge it.
- Add to the timeline: Get in contact with Jonas Wells on Facebook and/or leave your comments in the comments section below.
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