Solution Focused Brief Intervention Therapy was developed in America in the 1980s by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg. After spending many years studying problem behaviour and trying to change it, they switched to studying ‘solution behaviour’ and how to promote solutions. The course is aimed at any professional working with adults, young people, children or families, where behavioural or attitudinal change is needed or desired.
The course will be negotiated to meet learners’ needs and can include the following:
Introduction for participants to the theory, spirit and principles in using Solution Focused Therapy to help people make positive change
Reflect on different methods of communication and how to decide when each is most suitable.
Practical skills in communicating with people more effectively to motivate them to make positive changes
Reflect on the common ways of trying to motivate clients and explore why these ways often do not work
Learn about how to elicit solutions through careful listening of the language they use
Learn how to build and strengthen client’s focus on solutions to engage in making positive changes in their behaviour
Learn about engaging and working collaboratively with even highly resistant people
Who can join the course?
This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area.
Teaching and learning methods
The class will be taught by a qualified practitioners in this specialist area. The method of delivery is flexible via face to face or online and can be tailored to meet your needs.
Please get in touch to find out about our upcoming courses.