Course

COMM-FATS

Foundations, Assumptions, Theory and Skills

The first mandatory course of the SFBT program provides a solid foundation for understanding the philosophy and techniques of this model.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is an evidence-based and strength-based model, developed by Steve de Shazer, Insoo Kim Berg, and their colleagues at the Brief Family Therapy Center (BFTC) in the 1980s. The solution-focused approach represents a paradigm shift from problem-focused and symptom-based to solution-focused and strength-based interventions. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is an effective, safe, and brief approach to helping others that utilizes client strengths and resources. Solution-Focused questions lie at the heart of SFBT; they invite clients to think differently, to notice positive differences, and to help make desired changes.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, professionals will have demonstrated the ability to...

Build solutions collaboratively with clients by incorporating the foundational principles, assumptions, and techniques of the solution-focused approach.

To achieve the critical performance described above, professionals will have demonstrated the ability to...

  • Describe the difference between problem-solving and solution-building interviewing interventions
  • Explain the origins and development of SFBT
  • Outline the guiding assumptions and tenets of the approach
  • Define the five major interventions in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Outline the application of the tri-phase solution-building model of solution-focused interviewing
  • Demonstrate in role-play scenarios the SFBT interventions and techniques    
  • Explain how to utilize microanalysis of dialogue to understand how presuppositions in question and statements can be used to construct solutions with clients
  • Describe how to reframe negative goals into positive ones

Status

Available

Delivery

Online

Price

$415

Hours

12.0

Status

Available

Delivery

Online

Price

$415

Hours

12.0

Course can be applied towards

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy & Counselling: Compulsory Courses

Full Course Details

Section Title:

Foundations, Assumptions, Theory and Skills

Enrolment Session:

Type:

Online

Total Hours:

12.0

Days:

Fri, Sat

Location:

Online

Time:

9:00AM to 4:00PM

Dates:

23 Sep 2022 to 24 Sep 2022

Delivery Option:

Online

Schedule & Location:

Course Fee(s):

$415

Section Note(s):

Registration deadline: September 18, 2022, 11:59pm EST

Please note: This course will take place virtually online. You will need a device connected to the internet to access the online learning platform and conference platforms from a browser.

There will be both synchronous and asynchronous components of the course, which means that there will be times (between the scheduled course times above) that you will be live synchronously with the class and course facilitator and there will also be activities planned during that time that you can complete independently while offline.

More details will be provided closer to the start date of the course. 

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