Eve Lipchik, ACSW, LMFT, LCSW

Eve Lipchik, vice-president and co-founder of ICF Consultants, Inc. is licensed to practice marriage and family therapy and clinical social work. In addition to being a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a Board Certified Diplomate in Social Work, she holds membership in the Academy of Certified Social Workers. From 1979 until l988 Eve was a full-time member of the team that developed Solution-Focused Brief Therapy at the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee.

Eve has lectured and conducted trainings on Solution-Focused Therapy and spouse abuse nationally and internationally. Her publications include numerous articles and chapters, as well as two books,   Beyond Technique in Solution-Focused Therapy: Working with emotions and the therapeutic relationship (2002, Guilford) and Interviewing (1988), an edited volume published by Aspen Publications.

Eve treats individuals, couples and families of all ages who are suffering from anxiety, depression, and conflict in their relationships. Her work has also focused on couples experiencing verbal and physical abuse. Other areas of interest and expertise are same sex relationships, life transition problems,work related problems and panic attacks. Eve is available for supervision, consultation and training in Solution-Focused Therapy and Family Therapy.

She is the recipient of the "Therapist of the Year" award from the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Carl A. Whitaker Award. Other honors include the Distinguished Family Therapist Award from Edgewood College and an Honorary Fellowship from the Austrian Society for Systemic Therapy.


Lipchik, E. (2009). The Thinktank That Created the Solution-Focused Approach - Interview with Eve Lipchik. (http://interviewscoertvisser.blogspot.com/2009/11/thinktank-that-created-solution-focused.html)

Lipchik, E. (2009). A Solution Focused Journey. In Connie, E., & Metcalf, L. (eds.) The Art of Solution Focused Therapy (pps.21-45). New York: Spring Publishing Company.

Lipchik, E. (2005). Advances in Psychotherapy Through Neuroscience. Journal of Systemic Therapies (8) 1-2.

Lipchik, E., Becker, M., Brasher, B, Derks, J. & Volkmann,J. (2005). Journal of Systemic Therapies (8)49-70.

Lipchik, E. (2004). Selbstkonzepte im Handeln von Therapeutinnen. In Systeme:Interdisziplinaere Zeitschrift fuer systemtheoretisc orientierte Forschung und Praxis in den Humanwissenschaften (1), 32-40.

Lipchik, E. (2003). Interview: Eve Lipchik with Attitude! www.brieftherapynetwork.com

Lipchik, E. (2002) Uncovering MRI roots in Solution-focused Therapy. Ratkes (4), 9-14. (A

Finnish publication that can be contacted at www.ratkes.fi.

Lipchik, E. (2002). Beyond technique in solution-focused therapy: Working with emotions and the therapeutic relationship. New York: The Guilford Press.

Piercy, F. P., Lipchik, E., & Kiser, D. (2000). Commentary: Miller and de Shazer’s article on “Emotions in solution-focused therapy.” Family Process 39 (1), 25-29.

Turnell, A., & Lipchik, E. (l999). The role of empathy in brief therapy: The overlooked but vital context. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 2(4), 177-182.

Friedman, S. & Lipchik, E. (l999). Couples Therapy: A time-effective solution-focused approach. In

J. Donovan (ed.). Short-term couples therapy (pp. 325-360). New York: The Guilford Press.

Lipchik, E. (l999). Theoretical and practical thoughts about expanding the solution-focused approach to include emotions. In W.A. Ray & S. de Shazer (eds.). Evolving brief therapies: Essays in honor of John Weakland (pp. 157-172) , Galena, IL: Geist and Russell Companies, Ltd.

Lipchik, E. (l997). My story about the solution-focused brief therapist/client relationship. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 16(2), 159-172.

Lipchik, E., Sirles, E.A., & Kubicki, A.D. (l997). Multifaceted approaches in spouse abuse treatment. In

R. Geffner, S.B. Sorenseon, & P.K. Lundberg-Love (eds.). Violence and sexual abuse at home: Current issues in spousal battering and child maltreatment. New York/London: The Hawthorne Press, 131-149.

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. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 65-99.

Lipchik, E. (l996 Jan/Feb). Case Studies: Mr. Spock goes to therapy. Family Therapy Networker, 79-87.

Lipchik, E. (l994 March/April). The rush to be brief. The Family Therapy Networker, 34-40.

Lipchik, E. & Geffner, R. (l994). A comment on Jacobson’s findings. The Family Therapy News, 25(1), 21

Sirles, E.A., Lipchik, E., & Kowalski, K. (1993). A consumer perspective on domestic violence interventions.

Journal of Family Violence (8)3.

Kiser, D.J., Piercy, F.P., & Lipchik, E. (1993). The integration of emotions in solution-focused therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 19(3), 233-42.

Lipchik, E. (l993). Both/and solutions. In S. Friedman (ed.). The new language of change: Constructive collaboration in psychotherapy. New York: Guilford Press, 25-49.

Lipchik, E. (l991). Spouse abuse: Challenging the party line. The Family Therapy Networker, 15(3),59-63.

Lipchik, E. (l990) Brief solution-focused therapy. In J. Zeig (ed.). What is psychotherapy? Contemporary perspectives. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, Inc., 407-415.

Nunnally, E. & Lipchik, E. (l989). Some uses of writing in solution-focused brief therapy. Journal of Independent Social Work, 4(2).

Lipchik, E. (l988). Interviewing with a constructive ear. Dulwich Center Newsletter. Australian Post Publications, 3-7.

Lipchik, E. (l988). Treatment of disturbed parent/child relationships. In R. Cox, C. Chilman, & E. Nunnally (eds.). Troubled families ( Vol. 3). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

Lipchik, E. (l988) (vol. ed.). Interviewing. Rockville Maryland: Aspen Publications.

Lipchik, E. (l988). Purposeful sequences for beginning the solution-focused interview. In E. Lipchik

(vol. ed.). Interviewing. Rockville, Maryland: Aspen Publications, 105-116.

Lipchik, E. (1987). Case commentary 2. The Family Therapy Networker 11, 65-66.

Lipchik, E. & de Shazer, S. (1986). The purposeful interview. Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 5(1&2), 88-99.

Lipchik, E. (vol. ed.) (l986). Special edition of the Journal of Systemic Therapies on Interviewing.

Volume 5(1&2).

Nunnally, E., de Shazer, S., Lipchik, E., & Berg, I. (l986). A study of change: Therapeutic theory in process. In D. Efron (ed.). Journeys: Expansion of the Strategic SystemicTherapies. New York: Brunner/Mazel.

de Shazer, S., Berg, I.K., Lipchik, E., Nunnally, E., Molnar, A., Gingerich, W., & Weiner-Davis, M. (l986).

Brief Therapy: Focused solution development. Family Process 25, 207-222.

de Shazer, S. & Lipchik, E. (l984). Frames and reframing. In E. Coppersmith (ed.). Families with handicapped members. Rockville, Maryland: Aspen Publications.

Lipchik, E. & Vega, D. (1984). A case study from two perspectives. Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies 4, 27-41.

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