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Working with Children, Working with Parents


Thursday, 30 April 2020 at 10:00 - Friday, 1 May 2020 at 17:00 (BST)

Working with Children, Working with Parents

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Working with Children, Working with Parents

A Solution Focused approach to work with individuals, families and groups                                                                            

This will be a very practical experimental workshop bringing participants' skills to blend with Solution Focused methods and in the process break new ground in children and family services.  


The essentials of SF Practice

  • 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

Work with children

Participants will bring their own successful methods to share and will explore how these can be enhanced by introducing a Solution Focused framework.

  • How to agree an outcome with very young children
  • Matching the child’s language level
  • Working with ‘what is’ rather than ‘what might be’
  • Inventing scales

Work parents and children together

A very simple way of weaving one-to-one sessions together within a family group will be illustrated and practiced. Especially important is the process of agreeing outcomes even though different family members want different things.

Parenting (and other) groups

  1. Skills inventory
  2. The power of love
  3. Parenting together together
  4. Parenting together apart
  5. A family outings


Chris Iveson is one of the founding members of BRIEF and with his colleagues, Evan George and Harvey Ratner, has contributed significantly to the development of Solution Focused Practices for over thirty years. He has run groups for children, adolescents, parents and abuse survivors and has applied these skills just as effectively to teams and organisations. He is author and co-author of many books and articles and has an international reputation for his clarity and his humour as a trainer. He is also a member of the Institute of Family Therapy and continues to work directly with children, families and teams.

Do you have questions about Working with Children, Working with Parents? Contact BRIEF

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7-8 Newbury Street
EC1A 7HU London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 30 April 2020 at 10:00 - Friday, 1 May 2020 at 17:00 (BST)

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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.

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