Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Certificate

Become a Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) practitioner and help people improve their mental health

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Mar 2022
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What you will learn

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Psychotherapy skills

Utilising a client's strengths to help them solve their problems

Applying SFBT to a range of common counselling issues

Description

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on solutions rather than problems. This course will give you everything you need to understand what SFBT is and how to use it.

What makes it different from other forms of counselling? It is solution-focused rather than problem-focused in that most of the time is spent talking about a client’s strengths, accomplishments (known as exceptions) and solutions to problems. This is in contrast to traditional psychotherapy that is problem-focused: all of the time is spent talking about problems. SFBT focuses on what the client can do rather than what they can’t.

Secondly, it’s brief. SFBT rejects the idea that psychotherapy needs to be many weeks of regular appointments. Instead, it proposes that we get to work helping clients straight away, working with the client’s agenda, and spacing sessions out more widely.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy can be applied to a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, mental health, substance abuse, relationships and couples, and much more. We’ll look at what its founders, Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, said as well as more up-to-date research on the topic.

In the course, we will cover:

  • What Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is and how it works

  • Step-by-step how to do SFBT

  • Solution-focused specific techniques

  • Using the miracle question and scale questions

  • Building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients

  • Professional issues working in SFBT

We will use examples and exercises throughout the course to help you embed the knowledge. We’ll also look at a series of case studies to show you what SFBT looks like when applied to depression, problems at school and couples counselling. You’ll also receive a comprehensive handbook with the course.

On completing the course, you will earn a certificate accredited by the International Association of Therapists.

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Content

Introduction

Introduction
Course goals and outline
How to use this course
Course handbook
Meet your instructor
Student community

What is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy?

An overview of SFBT
The language of SFBT
Characteristics of SFBT
Comparison with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Comparison with Person-Centred Therapy
Comparison with coaching
Barriers to SFBT
History and development
Evidence for SFBT
Test your knowledge

SFBT concepts

Is this the theory module?
Constructivist approach
Non-medical model
Major tenets
Assumptions
Customer types
SOLUTION
FOCUS
Test your knowledge

Doing SFBT

SFBT step-by-step
Structure of therapy
Session structure
First session
Contracting
Contracting framework
Follow-up sessions
Ending the work
Test your knowledge

Techniques

Introduction to techniques
Problem-free talk
Pre-session change
Best hopes
Best hopes examples
Questions
What else?
Exceptions
Exceptions examples
Exceptions exercise
Lists
Lists exercise
Compliments
Thinking break
Summarising
Tasks
Test your knowledge

Miracle question

What is the miracle question?
Asking the miracle question
Describing the preferred future
Dealing with "I don't know"
"I want to understand the problem"
Unrealistic miracles
Miracle question exercise
Test your knowledge

Scale questions

What is a scale question?
Asking a scale question
Finding strengths
Clients at 0
Clients at 10
Coping questions
Signs of improvement
Test your knowledge

Therapeutic alliance

What is the therapeutic alliance?
Non-specific factors
Core conditions
Climate of change
Common skills for counsellors
Test your knowledge

Working in SFBT

A day in the life
Informed consent
Confidentiality
Supervision
Integrative approaches
Test your knowledge

Questions about SFBT

Can brief therapy really work?
Does SFBT ignore emotions?
Does SFBT ignore problems?
Does SFBT miss the real issue?

Case studies

Introduction to case studies
Depression case study
Problems at school case study
Couples case study

Conclusion

Conclusion
References
Bonus lecture

Reviews

Sonia
May 27, 2022
Really enjoying it so far - really easy to understand. About to move into school counselling where solutions focused work is key so this will be extremely useful, I think.
Sarah
May 19, 2022
Really helpful course, I liked the fact it provided resources that i could print out and store. It was clear, easy to follow and engaging. Definitely recommend!
Durga
March 15, 2022
its easy to absorb and reflect on. I am looking forward to applying this in my work and personal life. Thanks CW!
Allyn
February 12, 2022
This is a good match. I have read materials on a SFBT but I love refresher classes so that I can see if I am making progress with my attempts working with children.
Zaid
January 15, 2022
Excellent and very clearly delivered. My only wish would be to see some video examples of this in action.
Dhananjay
December 25, 2021
It is an intuitive approach to understand and solve a problem faced by another person by giving them encouragement and positive support to their personal efforts

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