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Brief, Solution Focused Therapy

Solution focused therapy training from one of the UK's leading providers of intensive short courses.

     
   
 
   
 
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Course content for the Brief, Solution Focused Therapy training course

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Available in 2-day and 3-day versions. (What’s the difference?)
 
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Background:

Recently, Brief Solution-Focused approaches to therapy have been getting the attention they deserve. It is now recognised that such approaches regularly deliver a radical insight into what may prove helpful, and that this may come as a breath of fresh air to the client.

Brief, Solution-Focused approaches identify those 'higher order' factors which are most effective for a particular individual.

Therefore rather than the therapist being tied into a particular set of principles which s/he tries to apply to all comers, the therapist identifies those principles which hold good for a particular person.


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Who should attend:

Mainly professionals who see patients 1:1 and want to become acquainted with brief, solution-focused therapy in a way in which they can use it.


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In 3 days you will cover a great deal:

•  What is Brief, Solution-Focused Therapy? An examination of its background, history,
   definitions and current usage.

•  How behaviours develop, and how they may become out of all proportion to the original
   cause, how this analysis can - paradoxically - be refreshing for both you and your
   clients. Finding a solvable problem; re-phrasing problems so it is possible to eventually
   solve them and choosing problems that the client is prepared to solve (and will still
   achieve the key purpose).

•  How the solutions that clients adopt sometimes fuel the problem, and how to introduce
   new solutions.

•  The changing of failing strategies. The paradox whereby some professionals will indulge
   in more rather than less of a failing strategy. Why they do this and how it can be reversed.
   The use of 'directives' and homework tasks. Why these are crucial in therapy and how
   to make them work to their best.

•  The use of the Brief Therapy Assessment form and its application to your own
   clinical caseload.

•  Re-framing the problem; seeing the problem in a different light can sometimes radically
   alter the way it appears. This is a major method of helping clients to see their situation
   differently, and therefore to begin to act differently. Often shrouded in mystery, we
   de-mystify it and introduce a reliable method for producing 're-frames'.

•  The use of anecdotes, parables and metaphor in therapy. How they partly relate to
   re-framing, why they work so effectively and how to generate them. The importance
   of visual re-frames.

•  How to use exceptions in order to find solutions. The concept of a template for success.
   The miracle question, and other powerful questions to ask to generate solutions
   and exceptions to the normal rule.

•  Developing a future focus; the two reasons why this is a key. How the future can be
   planned and how it can be achieved. The doubly-essential reasons for achieving this.

•  Where to from here? How to capitalise on the course
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What this course will do for you:

This course aims to introduce delegates to the principles of Brief, Solution-Focused Approach in such a way that they have a firm grasp of them and will be able to start using them with their own clients in a safe and helpful way.

By the end you will be at home with the approach which is a breath of fresh air both to client and professional.


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How can I get more involved?


1.  Participate in this course
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We come to your organisation and train a group of 6-16 people for an all-inclusive fee, so you need to inform your training manager about the course, and see if they will commission it in.


2.  Bring the course to your organisation
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Up to 16 people can attend this course, and we bring it to you for an all-inclusive fee. The 3-day course costs £4,165 plus VAT and the 2-day course costs £2,950 plus VAT. Both courses have the same syllabus; the longer one provides the opportunity for greater depth in terms of case presentations and assimilation exercises. Both courses have exemplary ratings and feedback from delegates who attend them.

The fee covers all costs: the tutor, tutor's expenses (travel and accommodation), a workbook for every delegate, course evaluation (evaluation document returned to you), registration of all delegates on the APT (WhatWorksWithOffenders) database, individual certificates of attendance sent to each delegate after course attendance, certificate sent to you listing all who attended. You provide the teaching room, any refreshments you want to, and the delegates!

To arrange this course, email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


3.  Have this approach become institutionalised within your organisation.
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We can help you find the most cost effective approach to training up sufficient numbers and getting systems in place so that this approach becomes institutionalised within your organisation. Contact us to discuss: email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


4.  Become a tutor for the course
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In order to achieve this you need to become an APT associate. If you are successful in achieving this then you can tutor the course in your own organisation, simultaneously saving your organisation half the course fee. There are also significant other benefits to being an associate. If you are a senior clinician with a real flair for putting things across, then contact us to discuss: email office@whatworkswithoffenders.co.uk - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.

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As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course.



 
 
   
 
Feedback for the Brief Solution Focused Therapy training course:


"This has been the most useful, interesting and relevant course I've been on in the last 26 years. Thank you."

Suzanne Wyard, Primary Mental Health Link Worker


"I found the course very informative and relevant to my role in the community. Wish I had done it years ago as it feels like it is the type of skills that have been missing from my clinical work and expertise."

Nana Fremah-Miles, Social Worker


Wish I had done it years ago as it feels like it is the type of skills that have been missing from my clinical work and expertise."

Leanne Smith, Occupational Therapist


"Very enjoyable course and an excellent tutor. One of the best courses I've ever done."

Mark Campbell, Support Worker


"The course was the most interesting and engaging that I have ever encountered."
 
Nermin Murat, Assistant Psychologist
 
 
"This has been the most enjoyable, relevant and well presented course I have ever attended. Extremely catchy and inspiring. I will certainly take away with me a wealth of new ideas and process."
 
Lesley Macdonald, Senior Occupational Therapist
 
 
"I am going away more confident, more aware and happy to put into practice the knowledge I have learned. Pure dead brilliant."
 
Rose McLaren, Family Support Worker
 
 
"This has been the best course I have been on. I will definitely use some of what I've learnt in my clinical practice."
 
Dee Polacarz, Key Worker
 
 
"Excellent course to attend to broaden ones horizon. 'miss it and miss out'."
 
Michael Sarbeng, Social Therapist


"Fantastic! Well presented, effective learning environment."
 
Kathleen Wilson, Family Support Worker


"Absolutely excellent ... the course was packed full of excellent tips, was very clear and easy to understand."

Kim Hughes, County Manager


"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and have found every aspect interesting and useful ... Thank you very much, I feel excited at the prospect of implementing Brief Solution Focused Therapy into my practice."

Jane Coy, Occupational Therapist


"This course ranks amongst the best I have ever attended. The tutor is clearly very experienced in her field and is able to bring this to a the table in delivering teaching."

Course Delegate


"Superb course, brilliantly presented. This course should be mandatory for all those working in mental health."

Ben Incles, Recovery Link Worker


"The course was fantastic - especially in the way the tutor facilitated the course in such an enjoyable manner. Never lost concentration and would look forward to training by APT again."

Nikki Moore, CAMHS Nurse





   




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