12. October 2020 - 9:30
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Solution-Focused Therapy Training (SFT Essentials) | College Court Conference Centre & Hotel | Monday, 12. October 2020

Executive Summary:
Solution-Focused Therapy can seem a refreshingly easy therapy to conduct, and to be the recipient of. This is because many of its techniques capitalise on circuits in the brain that already exist. Utilising these, rather than trying to develop new circuits by discussion and experimentation, often achieves results that are rapid, fundamental, and stable.
This course therefore teaches the principles and practice of brief solution-focused therapy in a way that delegates can - and will want to - use with their own caseload.
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Who should attend?
Mainly professionals who see patients 1:1 and want to become acquainted with brief, solution-focused therapy in a way in which they can use it.
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The course covers a great deal:

What is Brief, Solution-Focused Therapy? An examination of its background, history, definitions and current usage. Includes video of Bill Hanlon.
The miracle question, and other powerful questions to ask to help patient move in the direction they want.
Finding a solvable problem; asking solution-focused questions so that answering them produces the solution to the problem rather than simply elaborating it.
How the solutions that clients adopt sometimes fuel the problem, and how to introduce new solutions.
‘Victor’: a video case analysis.
Assessment and the first session or two.
How to structure BSFT treatment sessions with individuals.
Informal BSFT: how to use BSFT strategies in everyday interactions.
An exercise (one session on each of the first two days) where the tutor takes the role of a patient and the group has the chance to interview using BSFT techniques and strategies.
Exploring for solutions the client already has but only uses occasionally. Finding ‘the template for success’.
Chair work: especially enabling patients to clarify their problems and give themselves effective advice.
Practice-based evidence: evaluating progress (in a solution focused way).
The use of (anecdotes, parables and) metaphor in therapy. Why they work so effectively and how to generate them. The importance of imagery.
Re-framing the problem; seeing the problem in a different light can sometimes radically alter its effect. Video: Kelly McGonigal.
The changing of failing strategies. The paradox whereby some patients (and professionals) will indulge in more rather than less of a failing strategy. Changing to successful strategies.
Exercise to illustrate the use of Brief, Solution Focused Therapy in that delegates’ own work setting.
The Ladder: how to motivate patients to address the logical steps necessary to achieve what they want.
Where to from here? How to capitalise on the course.

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What this Solution-Focused Therapy course will do for you:

You will know about Brief, Solution-Focused Therapy: what it is and is not.
You will be able to fundamentally re-phrase problems so that they are not only solvable, but exciting to solve.
You will understand why (for example) that the harder one looks for happiness the less happy one becomes, the more one tries to stop worrying the more worried one becomes, and so on.
You will know better what to do with patients you are currently unable to make progress with.
You will know about 're-framing', why so many people rave about it, and how to do it.
You will know how to 'dissolve' the resistance that some patients have about tackling their problems, and give them a framework that motivates and relaxes them.
You will know why it is so important to spot 'problem-free' times and places, and how to utilise those.
You will be introduced to the miracle question and other powerful questions that move a person forward quickly.
You will know how to give a person a sense of direction and hope for the future.
You will know how to capitalise on what you have learned on the course.

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What you receive as a result of attending the training:
You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course. Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.
Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
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