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Solution Focussed Therapy

Solution focused therapy was the original strengths based model and remains the most well established and tested.  This course looks at supporting clients through change based on the identification and development of their own personal resources.  It challenges many core assumption in talking cures by looking at the resourcefulness of clients and not their problems.  Besides practical experience of utilising the 5 core skills of BSFT, the course will also provide additional support when clients are unable to recognise their resources and how to find goals with clients who did not want to speak to you in the first place.


Who is This Course For? 


Solution focused therapy does not focus on problems at all.  It is therefore a widely applicable approach that can be applied to any client population. It has been used extensively with families, substance misuse, dual diagnosis, young people and homeless populations.

Can It Also Be Delivered Online?


Yes, Zoom based integration


Length of Course

1 or 2 day (9.30-4.30)

Max Number of Attendees 



Resources Required

Flipchart stand & paper

Any seating arrangment

Method of Delivery  

The training course is highly interactive, even during presentations. It uses a wide variety of learning approaches including presentations, pairs and small group work exercises and self-assessment.  The course is also supported with free e-learning and further resources to re-cap, review and refresh learning. 


Course Aims and Objectives

The aim of the course is to equip practitioners with the core skills necessary to deliver a solution focused and strengths based intervention is a variety of settings.

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


  • Explore core assumption about change

  • Describe the importance in working alliances

  • Practice the core skills of solution focused therapy

  • Engage unmotivated or coerced clients in solution focused change


"All very useful, lots of useful things I can implement.  Brilliant!  Trainer obviously has a lot of knowledge and experience."

Substance Misuse Worker

"Love the theory bits-understanding why I am doing what I am doing, the Flying Start, considering the Rush-Trickle Effect and progression in the first three weeks.  HD goals."

Student Welfare Adviser

"Lots of real life examples and chance to practice the techniques with partner / group.  Thank you very much-thoroughly enjoyable."

Substance Misuse Worker

"Theory and techniques, great to have an experienced trainer who kept it interesting.  Inspired me in my work."

Substance Misuse Worker

"All of it for structuring sessions with students and developing realistic goals"

Student Welfare Adviser

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