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 2020-2021

Foundation Level 1

10-11 September 2020                  19-20 November 2020                   19-20 January 2021

27-28 April 2021                            7-8 September 2021

Foundation Level 2

1-2 October 2020                              10-11 December 2020                    9-10 February 2021

19-20 May 2021                                19-20 October 2021

Foundation Level 3

5-6 November 2020                        14-15 January 2021                          9-10 March 2021

16-17 June 202                                  16-17 November 2021


For more details and to book follow the Eventbrite links beside each course.

You can also contact either of the trainers:

Chris Iveson ( and Evan George (


Taking our clients seriously.

A question recently raised the issue of just how we listen to people and the assumptions that we bring, or do not bring, to our conversations with clients. Evan George responds.

Featured Video

What is SF - a 2020 version of the approach


July 9, 2020