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Solution Focused Brief Therapy 1

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term goal-focused psychotherapy that helps clients change by creating solutions to their difficulties rather than dwelling on the cause of their problems. SFBT was developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg. This short course will allow participants to consider how the SFBT approach could be used with their service users and will provide an opportunity to observe, discuss and practice a range of SFBT skills.

Course Duration: 2 Days (10am to 5pm)

Number of Places Available: 3

Who Should Attend?
Staff who work with service users who may need to make some changes to reduce the frequency or intensity of problems in their lives. This could include workers from social care, family support, employment support, vocational training, criminal justice, probation, education, housing support and general health care services.

Dates & Venues:
May 15th & 16th in Mayo

Trainer:
Brendan Murphy

Course Description:
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term goal-focused psychotherapy that helps clients change by creating solutions to their difficulties rather than dwelling on the cause of their problems. SFBT was developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg. This short course will allow participants to consider how the SFBT approach could be used with their service users and will provide an opportunity to observe, discuss and practice a range of SFBT skills.

Course Content:
Over the two days the participants will be exposed to the history, background theory and current practice of SFBT. Participants will become familiar with both the rationale and the skills necessary to conduct an interview with clients in an SFBT fashion. The techniques will include;

  • Exception Finding Questions Scaling Questions
  • The Miracle Question
  • Giving Appropriate Compliments
  • How to set goals
  • How to find ‘What’s Better’
  • In addition to the skills of SFBT, participants will also be exposed to the workable theories behind the model that include Positive blame The inevitability of change How small changes are sometimes all that’s necessary

Learning Outcomes:

  • To broaden participants understanding of the theory of SFBT.
  • To realise when it is appropriate to use SFBT with clients.
  • To equip participants with the confidence to try the SFBT approach with their clients.
  • To experience the SFBT model in practice through the use of role play.

Trainer Profile:
Brendan Murphy is an accredited counsellor, supervisor and trainer in a number of evidence-based therapies. He works as the Regional Training Officer for the HSE West Drugs Service and has been using and training others in the use of SFBT since 1996. Brendan has undertaken and completed a range of advanced SFBT trainings including training with one of the founders of SFBT, Steve de Shazer

Certification/Accreditation:
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on completion of the training

How to book:

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