Brief solution focused therapy (2 day)

In-house course

Practise solution focused techniques in this action-orientated intervention to draw on people’s internal resources, enhance useful behaviours, and identify and work towards clear goals.

This is a 2 day in-house course (we come to you).

Learn about this strength based action-orientated intervention that can be highly successful in helping people implement change. Explore and practise using the 5 core skills of BSFT to draw on people’s internal resources, enhance useful behaviours and help build solutions, goals and pathways for themselves.

The course provides additional support when clients are resistant or unable to recognise their resources.

    This training is available for individual staff members on our open programme in Bristol (you come to us).

    Also available as a 1 day in-house course (we come to you).

    Also currently available (online for individuals) and(online for teams).

    Course aims

    To understand the role of brief solution focused therapy in a trans-theoretical approach to counselling problematic behaviours

    Course objectives

    By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:

    • Describe assumptions about preparation for change
    • Recognise the influence of the helper on motivation
    • Practice key skills in solution focused therapy
    • Understand the role of brief solution therapy in the context of a broader counselling framework

    Venue info:

    In-house courses (we come to you)

    We would ask you to arrange a suitable venue and refreshments for the training. Contact us for more information.

    Trainer: Phil Harris

    "Everything! The use of real life examples alongside the theory was helpful in translating theory to action. I can see this approach being very useful in practice."

    Carly Jones, Project Manager, PSALT, March 2017

    "The informed style and look at statistics, and looking at ways to find a client's resources and strengths - so helpful; and the modes of questioning and goal setting. It was so useful and interesting, and will absolutely inform my work from now on - extremely thought provoking."

    Kate Evans, Support Worker, Missing Link, March 2017

    "Lots of helpful tools to use in the future, recommended reading and practical practice in partners. Having a booklet to refer to! Very helpful and valuable skills to have. Phil obviously has a lot of knowledge and experience which helps to contextualise the information given."

    Juliette Simmons, Substance Misuse Worker, Elizabeth Fry Charity, March 2017

    "Clear structure. Excellent pack. Relaxed but focused trainer. Good balance between deeper exploration of theories and practical examples. We weren't overwhelmed with material but pushed enough to the extent that we could use this theory straight away and get better with practice. This was an excellent course which will definitely impact on my work in a very positive way. The trainer was supportive to the process and made it a really useful experience in itself as well as a 'work' tool to use. Thank you."

    Personal Safety Project Officer, Youth & Play Services

    "Really exploring an approach that wants to understand the client and use their skills and ideas for change. Practical skills to use confidently. Found everything useful and interesting. Really valuable."

    "I have really learnt to draw out client’s strengths and resources that they already have, rather than focusing on just ‘the issue’. All of it was useful. Absolutely brilliant and refreshing way of looking at things!"