Solution-Focused Practice for Educators
About this course
Participants will delve into the principles of solution-focused practice, learning to identify and leverage strengths, resources, and solutions in both students and colleagues.
Through interactive workshops and practical exercises, learn to develop the ability to ask powerful questions, facilitate the exploration of preferred futures, and nurture a more solution-oriented mindset.
Participants who attend Solution-Focused Practice for Educators will leave the course being able to move forward to make the practical changes necessary to embed solution-focused practices within their setting. The workshop sets out options for development pathways and schools can, if they wish, access ongoing consultancy and support to support this process.
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|Solution Focused Practice for Educators
- Book four or more courses (we can offer you a discount)
- Make a block booking for a group
- Book a closed course
Solution-Focused Practice Consultant
Tara Gretton (she/her) has a background in social work and was introduced to the Solution-Focused approach in 2002. Prior to that, Tara was an aspiring actor working in Fringe theatre in Dublin. Tara worked with adults with learning difficulties until 2010 and then made the transition to Children’s Services in Bath. She worked in a social work team that used Solution-Focused Practice with adolescents and their families to prevent family breakdown and reduce the number of young people coming into care.
Tara has extensive experience in using the Solution-Focused approach with young people and their families. Since becoming a freelance Solution-Focused practitioner in 2014, Tara now works in many schools in her local area as a freelance Solution-Focused practitioner carrying out 1:1 work and group work with children and young people.
Tara is also a Solution-Focused consultant to schools and trains all staff within schools in the Solution-Focused approach. Tara has recently worked with a school that now calls itself a Solution-Focused school.
Tara Gretton runs an international Solution-Focused school network with a German colleague and delivers workshops internationally. Tara also runs a private practice from her family home in Bath.
Naomi Whitehead (she/her) is a Solution-Focused practitioner accredited by the International Alliance of Solution-Focused Training Institutes. Naomi works online, in Sheffield, across the UK, and internationally, as a Solution-Focused coach, therapist and trainer.
Naomi’s background is in working with and coordinating services for adults facing multiple and complex challenges. This includes people who have experienced homelessness, the criminal justice system and substance misuse. Managing voluntary sector projects informs the structured yet playful, curious, and deeply respectful stance she brings to all her work.
Naomi discovered the Solution-Focused approach in 2003 and was inspired by its potential three years later when volunteering in young people’s prisons in Bolivia, South America. In 2015 She became a freelance practitioner. Naomi works in trauma therapy, executive and young women’s coaching, and reflective practice facilitation. She also delivers international training around current approaches and innovations. Naomi Whitehead represents the UK on the European Brief Therapy Association (EBTA) and is a full member of UKASFP and SFiO.
- Concepts of solution-focused practice and their application within educational settings
- Solution-focused activities to experience benefits in thinking, perspective, confidence, and ability to help others in useful ways
- The assumptions of solution-focused practice that make it so uniquely empowering for children and young people within schools and colleges
- Top tips and quick wins – how to use solution-focused techniques alongside existing practice
- Conversation exercises relevant to children and young people within schools
- Integration of principles into schools and colleges
- Underpinning literature; staying up to date with current thinking
- Embedding solution-focused practice – planning for success
Who this course is suitable for
This course is geared to those working in educational sesing of any type.
For educators who are curious about, but not sure if they have the necessary insights to judge if solution-focused approaches are right for their organisation, we recommend our 60 minute online taster. This module is ideally suited to senior leaders or organisational decision makers, but is open to anyone with curiosity about the approach.
This course is presented Virtual Live – Online over Zoom
This course is available on various dates throughout the year. To view available course dates, select your preferred date and book your place, please click here.
During the booking process, you can select to reserve a place instead (while you confirm you can attend or to organise payment through your employer for example). We can hold your place for up to four weeks, if we have not heard from you after this time, we may need to cancel your reservation so other people can attend the training.
Course Beetle is an approved supplier for NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and Schools.