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Solution Focused Brief Therapy - Two Day Workshop ONLINE

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Solution Focused Brief Therapy - Two Day Workshop ONLINE

What is this course?

This two-day workshop will be a practical introduction to the principles and practice of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (de Shazer, 1985; Ratner, George & Iveson, 2012). Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) changes the focus of therapy from the problem to the solution, exploring what clients want from therapy and using clients’ resources and strengths to achieve their best hopes. SFBT is popular in the fields of social work and education and can be used with a range of clients and their parents. It can also be adapted for use in clinical supervision and team meetings. This two-day course will include teaching, discussion and practical exercises and will be supported by video observation.

The video material and case studies presented during the workshop involve clients who stutter, however, the approach is applicable to all clients with speech, language and communication difficulties and their families.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • explain the principles and practice of SFBT;
  • describe the structure and content of a typical SFBT session;
  • use questions that encourage clients to identify their best hopes from therapy, their preferred future and their resources and strengths; and
  • monitor progress using an SFBT-consistent measure.

Start date Monday 14 December 2020

Further date/s Tuesday 15th December 2020

Time 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location Online: You will be emailed joining instructions to access this course

Fee £199.00 - £220.00

Discounts available

Student and SaLT returners to work £100

Course presenter: Ali Berquez, Msc, PG Dip CT (Oxon), BRIEF Cert. SF practice, Reg.RCSLT, Reg.HCPC.

Clinical Lead for Children at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering

Ali Berquez is Clinical Lead for Children at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering and a certified European Fluency Specialist. She has specialised in stammering for 25 years, and has worked at the Michael Palin Centre since 2000. Michael Palin Centre for Stammering

Ali completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre in 2005 and a BRIEF Certificate in Solution Focused Practice in 2019. Her current role involves clinical work with clients of all ages including adults, co-leading parent groups, teaching nationally and internationally, writing, offering individual and group clinical supervision and contributing to research projects.

Why attend this course?

  • You want to use solution focussed approaches in your work
  • You are aware of the robust evidence base for SFBT and its applicability for all work with  clients with speech, language and communication difficulties, and their families
  • You want to be able to monitor and evaluate progress using SFBT consistent measures
  • You want to learn from and alongside people who understand speech, language and communication difficulties
  • You look to be able to apply your learning straight away, and for approaches to be universally relevant to your work

Who is this course for?

This training is a superb introduction to this important and far-reaching topic. It is used in a wide range of health settings and education and would be highly suitable for:

  • Speech and language therapists
  • Outreach, advisory and specialist teachers
  • Classroom teachers

Course topics

Workshop Outline

  • PART ONE: The principles of SFBT: shifting focus from the problem to the solution, building on clients’ resources and strengths and seeing a person as more than their problem.
  • PART TWO: The first session: building connection, exploring clients’ best hopes from therapy, describing their preferred future, noticing instances of success that are already occurring, complimenting and ending.
  • PART THREE: Follow up sessions: scaling and identifying small signs of change, exploring what clients have been pleased to notice and handling things staying the same.
  • PART FOUR: Measuring outcomes: monitoring clients’ progress over time; working in groups.
  • PART FIVE: the therapist’s role in SFBT.
  • PART SIX: using the solution focused approach in clinical supervision; and round up and discussion – use of the solution focused approach in participants’ clinical settings.

What people are saying about this course

Feedback from previous workshop participants

“This approach has turned my clinical practice around”

“Celebrate what’s going well”

“Problem free talking”

“SFBT will impact the way I think about my own clinical role and how I approach conversation with others”

 “Focus on the solutions and take the clients’ lead”    

 “Empowering others to focus on positive solutions”

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