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:
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.
There are things that continue to puzzle me about the Solution Focused approach – not just interest me but really puzzle me. And the main one that I find myself thinking about over and over is to do with the client’s response to the ‘best hopes’ question. How should we think about the client’s response, what name should we give it, and how should the client’s answer be connected to the rest of the work?
Evan George shares some very provisional thoughts.