About us

Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute Ltd.

Our official Finnish name is Lyhytterapiainstituutti Oy. The company was founded by psychiatrist Ben Furman and social psychologist Tapani Ahola in 1986. We have since been spreading information about solution-focused psychology in Finland through training, coaching and publishing books, apps and other useful materials.

Ben and Tapani have written several books on solution-focused psychology many of which have been published internationally. Their books have appeared in 20 languages. Their solution-focused training tools Kids'Skills, Reteaming, and Cooperationtraining are widely known and utilized around the world.

Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute is an internationally recognized solution-focused training institute and also a founding member of the accrediting body, the International Alliance of Solution-Focused Teaching Institutes (IASTI).

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