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.
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.