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Event Details - SOLUTION-FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY: A Two Day Intensive Workshop

Title: SOLUTION-FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY: A Two Day Intensive Workshop
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

This 'flag-ship' workshop has been the introduction to Solution Focus Practice for many of the Australia's leading practitioners. Comprehensive, thought-provoking and inspiring many participants can't wait to get back to their workplace to practice. This course is offered a number of times during the year. It usually fills quickly and is often over-subscribed — we encourage you to register early. 

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) offers professionals an efficient, user-friendly and evidenced based approach that is responsive to the practical realities of working with young people and adults. It's used with clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, disruptive behaviours and a host of other emotional and well-being issues. This popular workshop offers a thorough overview of the approach and covers cases from substance abuse, trauma, mental health, child and adolescent difficulties.

Course / Workshop Outline:
OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

Do you work with complex clients in limited time? Do your clients focus on the problem rather than a solution? 

Would you like an evidenced based approach that is effective in 65-83% of cases and just 4-5 sessions?

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) offers professionals an efficient, user-friendly and evidenced based approach that is responsive to the practical realities of working with young people and adults. The role of counsellors, and other professionals rests largely on the ability to interact with people in ways that emphasises individuals’ strengths/ resources, identifies possible solutions and supports movement to change.

With an emphasis on “what works”, SFBT focuses on the reality that change is the name of the game. It's used with clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, disruptive behaviours and a host of other emotional and well-being issues. This popular workshop offers a thorough overview of the approach and covers cases from substance abuse, trauma, mental health, child and adolescent difficulties.

You will learn:

  • Why the fundamental shift from “problem-driven” to “solution-driven” can dramatically change the outcome of any interaction.

  • How to use cooperative relationships and an individual’s language, beliefs and preferences to define changeable problems, and develop highly meaningful and specific goals.

  • When and how to use a range of techniques and tools; through detailed demonstrations, skills practice exercises, discussions and video examples of ACTUAL therapy sessions.

  • How the use of “future-focused” questions, building on exceptions and reframing of problems, shifts people away from the problem and towards change.

  • What the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the approach are, and why the resilience research supports it.

  • Why presenting ideas and interventions as “suggestions” and “experiments” instead of directives can improve the likelihood of clients taking action once they leave your office.

  • How issues such as “risk” fit with the Solution-Focused approach.

Start/End Date: 11/11/2019 to 12/11/2019
Time: 09:00:00 - 16:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Compass Seminars and Michael Durrant
Contact Name: Compass Office
Contact Phone: 0455 544 577
Contact Email: office@compassaustralia.com.au
Qualifications: Psychology
Experience:

Michael Durrant is a psychologist and Australia's leading international trainer of Solution Focused Brief Therapy. He is director of the Brief Therapy Institute in Sydney, President of the Australasian Association for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Honorary Associate to the Faculty of Education and Social Work - University of Sydney, and a visiting faculty, to the Special Education Program - Fontys University, The Netherlands. He has published four books and numerous articles, and is particularly known for the application of Solution-Focused interventions in school and mental health contexts.

Address: Travelodge Newcastle
Address 2: 12 Steel Street
Suburb: Newcastle
State: NSW
Postcode: 2302
Website: http://www.compassaustralia.com.au/event/solution-focused-brief-therapy-sfbtntl111119
Parking: Paid
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL: https://www.compassaustralia.com.au/event/solution-focused-brief-therapy-sfbtntl111119
Cost ($): 399 - 600
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

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