The Centre for Solution Focused Practice

Foundation Level 3

Aims of programme

This 2 Day programme is intended to consolidate the learning and practice of those who have attended Foundation Levels 1 and 2 and have been applying Solution Focused techniques to their work.

For whom

This programme is intended for those who do direct work with clients

Solution Focused approach

The Solution Focused approach is based on a simple set of practical questions, the answers to which make a difference to most clients’ lives. The key elements are as follows:

  • Agreeing an outcome from the work
  • Describing a preferred future
  • Exploring ‘instances’ and ‘exceptions’: times the future is already present
  • Using scales, link past and present with the client’s hoped-for future
  • Follow-up sessions: tracing progress
  • Keeping client-centred

Course methods

The course will contain a lively mixture of presentation discussion, videotape demonstration and practice- based exercise. The exercise in pairs, threes and small groups are intended to exemplify the approach while being of direct use to course members.

Course content

Each course is a unique event and the programme will be adapted to fit each group of participants

  • A review of the Solution Focused approach
  • Building on what works: looking at sparkling moments in participants’ Solution Focused Practice
  • Revisiting “best hopes” questions
  • Interactional descriptions
  • Putting numbers to work: more on scale questions
  • Dealing with setbacks and stuck cases

Pre-course preparation

It would be very useful to all course members if you would work hard at maintaining a Solution Focus throughout a whole interview as well as noticing the times when you are diverted.


All courses will be run by one of BRIEF’s founders, Evan George or Chris Iveson, who have world-wide recognition as important leaders in this field.


For more information contact Chris: and Evan:

SF Practice: Foundation Level 3

Location Course Date Price    
online 18 Jun - 19 Jun 2024 £360.00 info Book
online 13 Nov - 14 Nov 2024 £360.00 info Book


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