SF Practice: Foundation Level 3

Actions and Detail Panel


Event Information

Share this event

Date and time



Online event

Refund policy

Refund policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description
This third two day programme will provide the opportunity to watch and 'do' whole sessions of SF therapy or coaching.

About this event

Aims of programme

This 2-day programme is intended to consolidate the learning and practice of those who have attended Foundation Levels 1 and 2 and have been applying Solution Focused techniques to their work.

For whom

This programme is intended for those who work with people towards change, growth, development or performance.

Solution Focused approach

The Solution Focused approach is based on a simple set of practical questions, the answers to which make a difference to most clients’ lives. The key elements are as follows:

Agreeing an outcome from the work

Describing a preferred future

Exploring ‘instances’ and ‘exceptions’: times the future is already present

Using scales, link past and present with the client’s hoped-for future

Follow-up sessions: tracing progress

Keeping client-centred

Course methods

The course will contain a lively mixture of presentation discussion, videotape demonstration and practice- based exercise. The exercise in pairs, threes and small groups are intended to exemplify the approach while being of direct use to course members.

Course content

Each course is a unique event and the programme will be adapted to fit each group of participants

A review of the Solution Focused approach

Building on what works: looking at sparkling moments in participants’ Solution Focused Practice

Revisiting “best hopes” questions

Interactional descriptions

Putting numbers to work: more on scale questions

Dealing with setbacks and stuck cases

Pre-course preparation

It would be very useful to all course members if you would work hard at maintaining a Solution Focus throughout a whole interview as well as noticing the times when you are diverted.


All courses will be run by one of BRIEF’s founders, Evan George or Chris Iveson, who have world-wide recognition as important leaders in this field.

Share with friends

Date and time


Online event

Refund policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Organiser BRIEF

Organiser of SF Practice: Foundation Level 3

BRIEF was founded in 1989 and the following year held its inaugural conference at which Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, the co-founders of solution focused brief therapy, presented their ideas for the first time in Britain. The demand for training and therapy has kept BRIEF busy and expanding ever since.

BRIEF is where Solution Focused Brief Therapy started in Britain. Evan George, Chris Iveson and Harvey Ratner were working in an NHS clinic when they heard about the Brief Family Therapy Centre in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee group were just beginning to publish their ideas and BRIEF arose from the successful attempt to develop these ideas within the British context. BRIEF is now Europe's largest provider of Solution Focused training with over 4000 professionals from the NHS, local authorities, education and private sector undertaking courses each year.

Since the early days of Solution Focused practice BRIEF has become aware of the wider potential of the approach, developing applications in the fields of coaching, leadership, conflict resolution and team building. These developments have taken BRIEF out of the fields of health, education and social care into the corporate sector where managers and leaders are becoming increasingly clear about its transformative potential.

Save This Event

Event Saved