SF Practice: Foundation Level 3

SF Practice: Foundation Level 3

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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.

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