About Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute

HBTI, founded in 1986, is a training center for solution-focused psychology. The company was founded by the internationally renowned pioneers of solution-focused
psychotherapy, psychiatrist Ben Furman and social psychologist Tapani Ahola. Their books have been translated to 16 languages.

HBTI is internationally well known for its solution-focused social innovations including Reteaming, Cooperation, Twinstar and Kids Skills.

We are a founding member of IASTI
International Alliance of Solution-Focused Teaching Institutes


Latest News

Interview with Chris Iveson

Watch the new interview with Chris Iveson from Youtube. Chris gave a two day work shop in Helsinki about influential therapeutic interviewing.

Brieftherapy Institute on Facebook

We are now on Facebook too. Like us on Facebook and let's share some thoughts about solution focused approaches.

I am proud of you

A new book titled "I am proud of you" by Ben Furman was published in Finnish language in February 2012. It is a user-friendly self help book aimed at parents, grandparents, teachers and all people who take care of children. The book will be published in German and Dutch later this year.