The Centre for Solution Focused Practice

Advanced Certificate in Solution Focused Practice (on-line)

The on-line Advanced Certificate Course 2021 is an exciting new venture, designed for those wishing to develop and to hone their Solution Focused skills and to focus on the detail of practice in relation to their everyday work. The curriculum will closely follow the United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice’s newly published Accreditation Criteria (see and those participants interested in achieving official accreditation by the Association will be well-prepared by this course.

The skills taught during this programme will include: 

  1. Client-led contracting taking into consideration other legitimate stakeholders such as employers, safeguarding and other statutory authorities.
  2. Developing detailed preferred future descriptions including descriptions extended sequences of inter-actional behaviour.
  3. Thorough detailing of what the client is already doing that might contribute to their hoped-for outcome.

While the course concentrates on developing practice skills, recommendations will be made as to reading that can be carried out by participants to develop their understanding of the history and theory of SF Practice.

At the end of the course participants will have the opportunity to present a recording and transcript of a role-play session for informal assessment by course staff.

Applicants will need to have completed BRIEF’s Foundation courses and to be in a position to regularly practice Solution Focused interviewing in their workplace or elsewhere throughout the course.


Course Tutors: Chris Iveson and Evan George


Dates for 2021   

Term 1

February 1, 8, 15, 22

March 1, 8, 15, 22

Term 2

April 12, 19, 26                      

May 10, 17, 24                       

June 7, 14

Term 3

September 13, 20, 27            

October 4, 11, 18, 25             

November 1


Each half-day session will last 3 hours and will take place from 1.45 - 5.00 UK time


Course fee: £2000.00 plus VAT (£2400.00 incl. VAT)

For more details about this programme, including how to book, contact Chris Iveson


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