Ben Furman
is a psychiatrist and teacher of solution-focused therapy at Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute in Finland. Together with his colleague Tapani Ahola he has developed a number of cooperative psychological tools including "reteaming", a solution foucsed coaching model, "Kids' Skills", a creative method for helping children overcome emotional and behavioural problems, "Steps of Responsibility", set of guidelines to replace standard punishment with helping children and teenagers take responsibility for their wrongdoings, and "Twinstar", a tool for teaching solution focused psychology for managers and employees to help create a more solution-focused ogranizational culture. More information about Ben, including his email address, can be found at

Lorenn Walker
is a health educator from the island of O'ahu in Hawai'i. She designs programs using public health approaches to help organizations and individuals, including those who have been hurt by crime, substance abuse, incarceration, and poverty. She is also an active researcher and trainer in restorative justice, a lawyer and former deputy attorney general for the state of Hawai'i. Her personal website is located at There you'll also find her email address.