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Understanding Joel Simon's Background.

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Joel Simon

Joel has been in clinical social work practice for over 45 years in a variety of both inpatient and

outpatient settings.

He has been providing solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), training, supervision, and consultation since 1992.

Joel was trained in SFBT by Steve de Shazer and

Insoo Kim Berg at the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The original home

of solution-focused brief therapy.

Joel is a founding member of the Solution-Focused Brief

Therapy Association (SFBTA).


Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association Logo (Three stick figures)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association

Currently, he is in private practice as a therapist, supervisor, and trainer. Joel co-authored several articles on solution focus, including two with Insoo Kim Berg. Joel has authored or co-authored 4 books on solution-focused topics.

Please visit for further information. Look for a course taught by him here.

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