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. The courses present little 'new knowledge' about the approach nor do they necessarily have anything to add to the specialist knowledge of participants: they will be seen as the experts in their own fields and the aim of the courses will be to extend the effective use of Solution Focused Brief Therapy within their specific field.
The specialist courses will suit those who wish to hear from others in their field while the 'general' course will accommodate a mixture of professions and service areas.
Each course will include a review of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and a chance for each participant to work in small groups on issues especially relevant to his or her job. At the heart of Solution Focused Practice are the twin challenges of question choice and question construction and these programmes will allow participants to focus on these two key areas. BRIEF provides follow-on courses in the following areas:
SOLUTION FOCUSED GROUPWORK – 2 day course with A. Biba Rebolj
The Solution Focused approach can be used in a wide variety of fields and settings, ranging from therapy to management, and working with individuals or with groups. Solution Focused Groupwork, whether as therapy, training, support, coaching, or facilitation, and in classes, meetings and other settings, offers huge potential and can be a very cost-effective, practical and enjoyable way of working with several people at the same time, whether a few or several dozen. It also requires a somewhat different application of Solution Focused skills to those used in individual work.
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.
Another great conference organised by Essex County Council's Essex Social Care Academy (ESCA) and all our friends in the Divisional Based Intervention Team (DBIT).
And remember that Chris Iveson and our BRIEF International friend and colleague Elliott Connie will be there.