Keep your skills honed and up-to-date with these ultra-practical follow-on courses specially designed for those who have attended the Introductory Course and who are already putting what they have learned into practice. These courses are likely to form a part of your Certificate in Solution Focused practice portfolio.
If you are looking at this you are likely to be in a job which requires constant reappraisal and adjustment where to be effective you need to be personally committed to your own professional development. Two days with BRIEF and a group of similarly minded and similarly experienced colleagues will reinvigorate and re-enthuse you. You will be reminded of all the work you are doing well and of some of the skills you may have let slip by the way-side. You will be able to discuss your current work, learn from your successes, share the success of others and develop new skills for those situations you find most challenging.
Staying Brief courses can be taken any number of times because they are always different, responding as they do to each new groups triumphs and challenges. We offer them dedicated to work with Children and Families and to work with Adults, not so much because there is any intrinsic difference but to enable you to share your work with colleagues in similar jobs. And whatever course you choose we will make sure that it attends to your needs as well as everyone else’s. The 'Staying Brief in your Practice' courses will be generic in relation to client population and will be of relevance to you whatever client group you work with.
These courses will take you to the essence of Solution Focused practice, the choice of focus, what do we pick up and what do we let go by from our client's responses. They will also, almost invariably, consider question construction, since questions lie right at the heart of Solution Focused practice.
Each course will include an overview of solution focused BRIEF therapy and a chance for you to work in small groups on issues especially relevant to your job. Afterwards you are likely to experience a boost to your confidence and to your effectiveness at work.
Four day foundation course in Solution Focused practice. This 'flag-ship' programme has been the introduction to Solution Focus for many of the UK's leading practitioners. Exciting, energising and inspiring many participants can't wait to get back to their work to use the ideas.
Brief Therapy follow-on courses are an essential part of solution focused skills development. They are intended for professionals already trying to put solution focused brief therapy into practice in their everyday work but who, like us all, are finding areas of difficulty.
What is the status of 'body language' in the SF approach. We know that the words we use are only a small part of the way that we communicate and that our understanding of those words in general conversation is mediated through our processing of 'body language'. So how do SF practitioners think about this?
Chris Iveson is leading teacher of solution-focused focused therapy and one of the founders of Brief in London. He was interviewed by psychiatrist Ben Furman during his teaching trip to Helsinki in October 2015.