Insoo Kim Berg

Insoo Kim Berg ( born July 25, 1934 in Korea, † January 10, 2007 in Milwaukee ) was an American psychotherapist, the major impact in the fields of therapy, counseling, supervision and coaching had. Insoo Kim Berg came at a young age in the United States and founded - together with her husband Steve de Shazer - 1978 Letter Family Therapy Center, shortly BFTC, in Milwaukee. Both are considered pioneers of the Solution Focused Approach or the solution-focused counseling and short-term therapy, and systemic therapy. Steve de Shazer died in September 2005 in Vienna, Insoo Kim Berg 16 months thereafter. The BFTC had to be closed in December 2007.


Selection of publications ( in German translation )

  • Family cohesion ( s). A short- therapeutic and solution- oriented work book. Modern Learning, Dortmund 1998, ISBN 3-8080-0360- X
  • Solutions step by step. Handbook for treatment of drug abuse. Modern Learning, Dortmund 1999, ISBN 3-8080-0440-1
  • Solutions ( he ). The Workshop Book of solution-focused brief therapy. Modern Learning, Dortmund 2002, ISBN 3-8080-0398-7
  • (together with Peter Szabo ): short ( time ) coaching with long lasting effects. Borgmann Media, Dortmund 2006, ISBN 978-3-938187-29-6
  • Short -term treatment of alcohol problems. 6th edition. Carl Auer, Heidelberg 2007, ISBN 978-3-89670-581-5
  • ( with Therese Steiner): Solution-oriented manual work with children. 3rd edition. Carl Auer, Heidelberg 2008, ISBN 978-3-896-70-478-8