Can be taken as an individual one-day course or as a part of a Certificate in Resource Based Therapies (3 modules/4 days training) approved by the BPS Learning Centre.
3 Modules of the Certificate in Resource Based Therapies:
Solution Focused Brief Therapy offers at least an enhancement to existing therapeutic approaches and at best an alternative to other evidence based therapies. It utilises process techniques that predate CBT but which the latter has begun to embrace, whilst sharing a great deal with both Systemic and Client Centred approaches. This course gives you an in-depth introduction to this effective approach.
This evidence-based two-day course is designed to provide you with the highest possible standard of training, a solid grounding in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and enable you to make immediate use of your learning on return to your workplace. It is Iivaluable in a range of health care and social services environments across the age span.
What you will take away from the course:
- An understanding of the principles and techniques contained within Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- A toolbox of simple but effective strategies and tips for working more successfully with your clients, no matter how difficult or stuck they are
- An approach for dealing with increasing work pressures more productively
- Discover how “brief” doesn’t have to mean “superficial” or “second rate”, but can mean “better and more effective”
- New insights into your clients and into solutions to their problems. Understand what “client centred” really means
- Techniques to prevent client dependency
- Increased confidence for working with your most complex and difficult clients
Why you cannot afford to miss this course:
- Learn how complex multiple problems don’t need lengthy complex solutions
- Effect change in behaviour, thoughts and feelings with only 1-4 contacts… even with very “stuck” clients
- Identify your most challenging clients’ personal strengths and resources
- Discover how to be optimistic and motivated with your most difficult clients
- Learn how to be brief when you were trained to be deep and spot complex causes and needs
- Extensive real case illustration and reference back to the latest empirical research
- Video demonstrations of techniques
- Case consultation with lots of opportunities to address delegates’ difficulties with clients
- Free downloadable course materials, containing detailed seminar notes including photocopiable worksheets of techniques to use with your clients immediately when you get back to work
Who should attend:
All helping professionals who want to develop new ways of working effectively with clients within time constraints. Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, G.P.s, Nurses, Health Visitors, Midwives, Community Practitioners Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists, Dieticians, Social Workers, Care Staff, Outreach Workers, Housing Support Staff, Homelessness Workers, Probation Officers, Substance Misuse Workers, Youth Workers.
FAQ about this course:
Do I need prior knowledge of Solution Focused Brief Therapy?
No prior knowledge is required. However, a background in a "helping profession" working within a defined model of practice is highly desirable.
How will I know if Brief Solution Therapy will work with my clients? They are very unmotivated/ damaged/cognitively impaired.
The evidence base for Brief Solution is now very extensive and one of its key strengths is that it does not require the client to even agree they have a problem in order for the approach to be used. The only requirement is that the client is able and willing to communicate with you in some way. The approach has been used with those identified as offenders, those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and those with severe enduring mental health problems – amongst many others
I’m not a Brief Solution Focused Therapist. I’m a CBT Therapist/Client Centred Therapist/ Exploratory Psychotherapist/Group Therapist. Is this course any use to me?
Yes! There are a number of reasons for this.
Firstly, Brief Solution has often been described as a non-theoretical approach. Without going into further detail here, you are likely to find that many of its components “bolt onto” your existing therapeutic modality. It does not require you to “give up” your current approach in order to use it. Secondly, it has a strong evidence base regarding its outcome effectiveness. Additionally, it is supported by a great deal of work within general psychology (especially neuropsychology). Thirdly, although providing new and different tools, you will find much that is already familiar and similar to the approach you use.
Actually I’m not a psychotherapist/counsellor at all! Is this course any use to me?
Yes… as long as you are involved in the field of helping people to change their behaviour and attitudes! For instance, It has been used in a variety of health behaviour change fields (including smoking cessation and weight loss) and with client groups as diverse as the unemployed and those with learning difficulties. One of the major UK books in the field is written by a Speech and Language therapist and it is also used as a management, supervision and team building approach.