Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Lipchik, Eve

  • Frank N. ThomasEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_991


Eve Lipchik, MSW (b. August 2, 1931)


Eve Lipchik is one of the founders of the solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) approach. Together with Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer, Lipchik was an original team member at the Brief Family Therapy Center (BFTC) in Milwaukee, WI, USA. She has authored 2 books and more than 35 articles, book chapters, and online publications on the SF approach.


Lipchik is a marriage and family therapist and clinical social worker in private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Daughter of Austrian Jewish parents, Lipchik escaped the Nazi persecution in 1940 and emigrated to the USA. She entered New York University at age 16 and earned her BA in English literature. For several years Lipchik worked in television and as a translator. She returned to school later in life and earned her MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1978. Lipchik also completed postgraduate work in human services at the University of Rochester, NY....

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. De Shazer, S., Berg, I. K., Lipchik, E., Nunnally, E., Molnar, A., Gingerich, W., & Weiner-Davis, M. (1986). Brief therapy: Focused solution development. Family Process, 25, 207–222.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Lipchik, E. (Ed.). (1988). Interviewing. Rockville: Aspen Publications.Google Scholar
  3. Lipchik, E. (2002). Beyond technique in solution-focused therapy: Working with emotions and the therapeutic relationship. New York: The Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  4. Lipchik, E. (2014). The development of my personal solution-focused working model: From l978 and continuing. International Journal of Solution Focused Practices, 2(2). http://www.ijsfp.com/index.php/ijsfp/article/view/25.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Lipchik, E., & Kubicki, A. D. (1996). Solution-focused domestic violence views: Bridges toward a new reality in couples therapy. In S. D. Miller, M. A. Hubble, & B. L. Duncan (Eds.), Handbook of solution-focused brief therapy (pp. 65–99). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Google Scholar
  6. Lipchik, E., Sirles, E. A., & Kubicki, A. D. (1997). Multifaceted approaches in spouse abuse treatment. In R. Geffner, S. B. Sorenson, & P. K. Lundberg-Love (Eds.), Violence and sexual abuse at home: Current issues in spousal battering and child maltreatment (pp. 131–149). New York/London: The Haworth Press.Google Scholar
  7. Lipchik, E., Becker, M., Brasher, B., Derks, J., & Volkmann, J. (2005). Neuroscience: A new direction for solution-focused thinkers? Journal of Systemic Therapies, 24(3), 49–69.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Lipchik, E., Derks, J., LaCourt, M., & Nunnally, E. (2011). The evolution of solution-focused therapy. In C. Franklin, T. S. Trepper, W. J. Gingerich, & E. E. McCollum (Eds.), Solution-focused brief therapy: A handbook of evidence-based practice (pp. 3–20). New York: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Turnell, A., & Lipchik, E. (1999). The role of empathy in brief therapy: The overlooked but vital context. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 20(4), 177–182.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Texas Christian UniversityFort WorthUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Margarita Tarragona
    • 1
  1. 1.PositivaMente & Grupo Campos ElíseosMexico CityMexico