Remote Learning: An Overview of Solution Focused Brief Therapy

This new Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Overview workshop is designed and delivered by SFBT expert Dr. Seán Foy, Head of Addiction and Counselling at The Learning Curve Institute. To read more about Seán click here. Seán has recently published a book on the subject of Solution Focused Brief Therapy combined with Harm Reduction entitled 'Solution Focused Harm Reduction: Working effectively with people who misuse substances'. Click here to see more.

This SFBT Overview will be delivered live by Dr. Seán using the free Zoom remote conferencing platform: The course will allow you to interact with Seán and other participants in a virtual classroom where, in addition to the workshop content, there will be time built in for live discussions, question & answer sessions and skills practice. You can access the course wherever you have an internet connection; on a desktop, tablet or even a smartphone.

Suitable For: Therapists, Counsellors, Those working in the sectors of Social Care, Education and Training, Youth and Family Care, Human Resources, Mediation, Employment Services.

Members of The Psychological Society of Ireland can receive learning credits for completing this workshop and other accreditation is pending

Programme Duration

Two half days (Saturdays)

What is SFBT?

SFBT is a short-term goal-focused therapeutic approach which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than dwelling on problems. Elements of the desired solution often are already present in the client's life, and become the basis for ongoing change. 

The therapist intervenes only to the extent necessary, with treatment usually lasting for less than six sessions. SFBT was developed by Steve de Shazer, Insoo Kim Berg, and the team at the Brief Family Therapy Center of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the mid-1980's.

Programme Aims

The aim of this online course is to provide an overview of the basic theory and practice of Solution Focused Brief Therapy. This course will also explore the skills associated with Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To build on and expand existing knowledge, in relation to Solution Focused Brief Therapy within the group
  2. To enhance confidence in participants' use of Solution Focused Brief Therapy skills
  3. To become familiar with the theory of Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Connect with Your Trainer

The Learning Curve Institute will distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone and is tailored to the appropriate level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique post course support system whereby learners are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact them with any questions they may have.

Programme Certification

All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion in An Overview of Solution Focused Brief Therapy from The Learning Curve Institute.