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Solution Focused Practice Toolkit for Working with Young People

Solution Focused practice guide

This extensive, useful and informative SF guide is free from the NSPCC. This solution-focused practice toolkit – developed by the NSPCC and available on their website – provides inspiration, worksheets and activities to use, adapt or devise for the children and young people you work with. Developed…

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SFBT session guide

When starting out in Solution Focused practice it can be tricky for the practitioner to keep the basic structure in mind. This session protocol will guide can be used as a revision tool or for prompting you during sessions.

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Solution Focused Questions

solution focused questions

The creative use of Solution Focused questions is the anchor-point of the SFBT session. Here are some examples of SFBT questions to get you started or act as prompts. These are not mine, if they ‘belong’ to anyone they belong to the SFBT community which freely shares such information.

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Client self-assessment

solution focused evaluation form

I developed this Solution Focused evaluation form for use with my clients. Though it looks simple I have found that it works as a useful way of encouraging reflection and consolidation. Clients like it and have been happy to complete the form, which I ask them to do at the end of a session.

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SFBT key ideas

SFBT key ideas

SFBT key ideas. This free download will introduce you to solution focused brief therapy by explaining the main characteristics of the approach. Becoming solution focused requires a shift in thinking; instead of thinking about problems solution-focused thinkers tend to enquire about solutions. This download conveniently…

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