Solution-focused brief therapy in primary care

Nurs Times. 1998 Apr;94(15):48-9.


Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) offers mental health nurses a robust framework on which to build appropriate and effective nursing care. This article describes efforts to apply ideas derived from this type of therapy in a new nurse practitioner post offering a mental health service to patients based in GP practices. The approach described develops Brimblecombe's (1995) idea of combining a brief therapy approach with nursing care plans in a way ideally suited to time-limited mental health nursing in primary care.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Models, Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioners*
  • Primary Health Care / methods*
  • Problem Solving*
  • Psychiatric Nursing / methods*
  • Psychotherapy, Brief / methods*