Foundation Course

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Foundation in Solution Focused Practice

This is a 2 day weekend course, for professionals who want to enhance their helping and counselling skills and for their personal development. This course:
– can be used as the first unit of the Change Certificate in Solution Focused Practice
– as a first step for entering into counselling mentorship at Change
– as a first step for entering into counselling placement scheme with Change

Who is the Course for?
Anyone wishing to gain a basic understanding of SF skills with a view to progressing to the Change Certificate in Solution Focused Approach. The course would also be useful for anyone who would like to develop the SF skills within their work role or in a personal capacity. It can complement other programmes e.g. health and social care, learning and development, voluntary and community work. Therefore, it is for counsellors, GP’s, mental health workers, teachers, social workers, managers, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, coaches, youth workers, learning mentors etc.

Dates and Times for 2018
13th and 14th February
17th and 18th March
26th and 27th September
10th and 11th November

9.30am till 4.30pm per day

Length of Course: 2 guided learning days

Course Aims
To introduce participants to the use of some basic SF skills in everyday life and work.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the course you should be able to:
– understand the basic history, philosophy and uses of the
-explain the assumptions of the model
-understand the principles of the model
-use the essential SF techniques

Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications?
You need to be able to
-Reflect on your professional- and self-development
-Minimum of level 2 literacy skill.

Will I gain any qualifications?
On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Change Foundation in Solution Focused Practice certificate (with 12 CPD hours endorsed by BACP).

How will I learn?
Role play activities, skills practice groups, experiential exercises, reflection, presentations, group discussion, video and audio media etc.

What could this course lead to?
Change Certificate in Solution Focused Practice.

It will be held at the Change premises, however, depending on the volume of course members, the venue may be changed and all members will be informed.

Course Fee – £200

What will be covered in the 2 days?
Day 1
History and Assumptions of the SF approach
Uses of the model
The Fundamental Principles
The Therapeutic Tools
Day 2
Using Solution Focused Language and Questions
Other Therapeutic Issues
Second Session and Beyond
Putting it all together

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