The Centre for Solution Focused Practice

Foundation Programmes

BRIEF specialises in short courses aimed at giving experienced professionals additional skills as well as helping to equip those newer to the field with some of the key skills they need to help them to do their jobs better. Many simply adapt these skills to their existing ways of working while others go on to make the solution focused approach their central method. The great majority of those using the approach in Britain have learned their initial skills on a course delivered by BRIEF.

Solution Focus is a flexible approach that can be adapted to working with individuals, couples, groups, families and teams. It is useful in short conversations in passing as well as more formally structured conversations. It is used by counsellors, by therapists, by coaches, mentors, managers, facilitators, mediators. It is used widely across the fields of education, health, and welfare as well as increasingly throughout the corporate sector – everywhere in fact where people want their conversations to make a difference.

The four and two-day programmes are designed to be as enjoyable as they are informative, as engaging as they are useful. All participants should leave these courses with an understanding of the solution focused approach and with clear ideas about how to put it to work in their own context with the people with whom they work. Many participants also leave with added enthusiasm for their work and they regularly tell us more energy. This energy and enthusiasm seems to be linked, they suggest, with a renewed faith and belief in the capacities of their ‘customers’ and from finding themselves more in touch with their own talents, abilities and key capacities.

SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme

Location Course Course Date Price    
Oxford SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 07 Dec - 08 Dec 2017 £330 info
Bristol SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 26 Apr - 27 Apr 2018 £330 info
Brighton SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 04 Jun - 05 Jun 2018 £330 info
Manchester SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 03 Jul - 04 Jul 2018 £330 info
Oxford SF Practice - 2-day Foundation Programme 06 Dec - 07 Dec 2018 £330 info

2 Day Solution Focused Practice for Education Professionals

Location Course Course Date Price    
London 2 Day Solution Focused Practice for Education… 14 May - 15 May 2018 £330 info
London 2 Day Solution Focused Practice for Education… 12 Nov - 13 Nov 2018 £330 info

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Do you have to be an Optimist?

Do we have to be particular sorts of people to use the Solution Focused approach. Evan George argues that we do not. Using the approach involves adopting a position in a very conscious and determined way and this is based on a choice, It does not depend on the vagaries, the lottery of what sort of person we may happen to be.

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