The Centre for Solution Focused Practice

Foundation Courses (on-line)


These Foundation Courses give you the opportunity both to begin and to refresh your Solution Focused Practice as a therapist, counsellor, coach, doctor, nurse, social worker, teacher, manager or leader. Solution Focused Practice is constantly evolving so no two BRIEF courses are the same and all can be repeated many times without losing the freshness and creativity of this method of generating change.

Foundation Level 1

This two day (twelve hour) course will introduce you to Solution Focused Practice, its techniques, underlying assumptions and philosophy. You will have the opportunity to learn both by listening, watching, practicing and discussing.

Foundation Level 2

The two day (twelve hour) programme will focus mainly on practice with a series of developing exercises through which you will become familiar with the conversational process.

Foundation Level 3

This last two day (twelve hour) programme will provide a chance to watch and do whole sessions of therapy or coaching. Once again the emphasis will be on practice. Participants will also be expected by this time to have been trying out Solution Focused conversations in their work


Course dates Autumn term 2021

Foundation Level 1

7-8 September 2021                         03- 04 November 2021
18-19 January 2022                         16-17 March 2022
10-11 May 2022                                13-14 September 2022
16-17 November 2022

Foundation Level 2

19-20 October 2021                         22-23 February 2022
27-28 April 2022                               05-06 July 2022
18-19 October 2022

Foundation Level 3 

16-17 November 2021
29-30 March 2022                             22-23 June 2022
29-30 November 2022                     


For more details and to book follow the Eventbrite links beside each course.
You can also book these courses directly on our Eventbrite page:

You can also contact either of the trainers:

Chris Iveson ( and Evan George (


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