On this course you will meet social workers, teachers, nurses, psychologists, mentors, family support staff, doctors and members of other professions involved in the care of children and families. You will be able to review and refresh your basic skills including
Making a working, outcome orientated contract.
Developing a realistic description of an agreed and a preferred future.
Discovering the client’s hidden resources and those aspects of thinking, feeling andbehaving which might in some way contribute to the hoped-for outcome.
The creative use of scales.
Feedback and tasks
Like every BRIEF course the emphasis will be on learning through practice so that the skills you leave with are your own. You will also have been able to identify where solution focused skills have an important contribution and where they need to be put to one side while other tasks, such as assessment, ensuring safety and other statutory and organizational requirements.
BRIEF trainers have all been children and family social workers and have specialized in child protection assessment and treatment. They still work with families, many referred by social workers and with children mostly referred by schools. They currently have three school-based projects in which they work directly with teachers and students mainly on issues of behaviour. During the course you will be able to see videotapes of actual sessions covering all aspects of this work.
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.