BRIEF has been organising solution focused training programmes in Manchester for over 20 years. This special Staying Brief programme in Manchester will be of relevance to practitioners working with adults and to those working with children, adolescents and families.
As all those who are already familiar with SF will know the approach is certainly straightforward, there is no complexity in the model, and yet most will already also have realised that ‘doing it’ is more challenging than it initially appears. And of course at the heart of the practice is the framing of questions and in particular questions that take account of the client’s position and move the conversation in the direction of possibility. So at the heart of this two day programme will be solution focused questions and how we frame those questions. Two major activities will be designed to address this.
In addition this programme will give participants the opportunity to:
Practice staying solution focused in the face of challenging responses.
Review their own solution focused development.
As with all BRIEF Staying Brief programmes the specific content will remain flexible in order to fit the agendas of the participants and will take shape over the course of the two days. However it is likely that there will be a mixture of exercise, discussion and session review in addition to presentation by the course facilitator.
Summer School is more than a course.
It is an event and a celebration of the possibilities of the Solution Focused approach which takes place annually in the heart of London in August. 'Newbies' and 'oldies' alike will attend Summer School working along side each other and learning from each other. There will be social events for those who choose in the evenings but the course above all is an exploration of the latest developments in this exciting, generous, appreciative, effective, efficient, empowering, exciting (yes it really is) way of working.
The programme is always responsive to the group but has typically included presentations, exercises and live demonstrations.
Chris and Harvey and Evan will look forward to your company and your unique contribution!
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.
Asking 'how are you going to do it' is such an obvious questions to ask! So why do SF practitioners not ask this obvious question. There must be a good reason. Evan George thinks that there are a number of good reasons.