2020 will host the 12th BRIEF London Summer School. Some might be considering attending for the first time and for others (well at least one other) this is their 9th Summer School!
An intensive, multi-faceted learning event for Solution Focused practitioners at all levels to develop their skills and have fun in nearly equal measure. Since BRIEF was established in 1989 every year has seen a change in how we do and how we teach Solution Focused Practice. More than twenty five years on our passion is undimmed and our pursuit of a dynamic minimalism is as committed as ever. Year by year we have questioned every aspect of our practice and our thinking behind it, we have experimented by dropping what we think might be unnecessary, sometimes to return to what we have dropped and sometimes to leave it behind.
Each time a particular practice has been discontinued we have found ourselves attending more closely to other aspects of our conversations with clients. So far, there has always been something to question and something new to learn. Summer School and those who join us become part of BRIEF’s journey, our future and our past.
A developing programme
The exact content and shape of the week will be drafted much closer to the time and what actually happens will depend on the interactions between all involved. BRIEF’s training has always been participant-centred. We see Solution Focused Brief Therapy as a craft – something that can only be learned by doing and where each doing leads to new possibilities for practice. There is no end to what we know, only a continuing journey.
What is certain is that the week will be packed with variety; it will be hard work, practical and fun.
There will be:
exercises, exercises and more exercises, taking the best from our vast and constantly replenishing repertoire of skill-developing activities.
live therapy sessions with BRIEF clients
coaching sessions with course participants
discussion and debate about the many forms Solution Focused practice now takes.
Who can attend the Summer School?
Anyone interested in the Solution Focused approach, who likes the idea of mixing with like-minded others from all over the world, and who fancies spending a week in London in August. Beginners and the most experienced Solution Focused practitioners from around the world are equally welcome and will learn with and from each other.
Where is it taking place?
Covent Garden Community Centre - Seven Dials Club 42 Earlham Street Covent Garden, London WC2H 9LA Check out the brilliant location in the heart of London's West End, with shops, bars, restaurants, theatres and much more all around.
We won’t crowd your free time but we will offer a few inexpensive social events: a meal out together, a guided city walk where we, who work here everyday, discover the hidden London, a pub evening, a riverside walk and plenty more things to suit everyone’s idea of a good time. Let us know if you have something you particularly want to do while you are here and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
Evan George, Chris Iveson and Harvey Ratner.
The total cost will be £650 plus VAT. (£780 incl vat).
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.