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A One- or Two-day Workshop

These experiential and practice-based one- and two-day workshops provide a sound framework for understanding and using SFBT with clients in a variety of settings. These courses can be followed up with context specific training built around the appropriate case work. We also offer ‘supervision days’ to enable staff to become confident in the new approach, and a recommended reading list for further study.

Content

  • Theory and origins of Solution Focused approaches
  • How language constructs our world view
  • Breaking down harmful beliefs
  • How solutions become part of problems
  • Changing focus: problems to solutions
  • Accommodating the change
  • Understanding and matching the client’s expectations
  • Defining the working relationship
  • Turning problems into goals
  • Setting up the milestones, scaling and measuring progress
  • The miracle question and other devices
  • The initial consultation, reframing, challenging and normalising
  • Recognising and amplifying change
  • Finding exceptions to the problem
  • Identifying and building on client resources
  • Eliciting reports of positive change
  • Introducing new patterns
  • Planning for ‘setbacks’ and keeping the progress going
  • Enhancing client autonomy.

Objectives

Develop an understanding of the solution focused approach
Practice the skills needed to apply it
Learn how to help clients define achievable goals
Identify what is already working in clients’ lives and therapy
Set tasks to build client autonomy
Measure progress and help the client identify with it
Provide a plan for when you are ‘stumped’
Anticipate the setbacks which can result in frustration or failure.

 

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