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 put their newly-learnt skills into practice.
The Solution Focused approach has been adopted enthusiastically within the field of Education. This 2-day programme is particularly appropriate for all working in and around Primary and Secondary Education. The course will be sufficiently practical for each participant to be able to begin using Solution Focused skills on their return to work. It will also provide a basis for continued self-development.
Recently a course attender asked the question ‘so what do you do when the client’s best hopes are very specific – for example ‘I just want to get over my fear of flying’?
Here is Chris Iveson’s wonderful response.