Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute

Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute Ltd. is a teaching academy specialized in offering training in solution-focused psychology, therapy and coaching. The company was founded in 1986 by psychiatrist Ben Furman and social psychologist Tapani Ahola. Ben and Tapani have written over 20 books on solution-focused psychology many of which are available in several languages. The solution-focused tools that they have developed, notably Kids’Skills, Reteaming, and Cooperation training, are known and utilized in many countries around the world. Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute is an internationally recognized solution-focused training institute and one of the founding members of the International Alliance of Solution-Focused Teaching Institutes (IASTI).

Psychiatrist Ben Furman’s introduction to solution-focused brieftherapy


Solution-focused psychology, therapy and coaching.

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Haapalahdenkatu 1, 00300 Helsinki

09 436 2556

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