What is Solution Focused Practice?
Solution Focused Practice is a future-oriented, competency-based approach, with a solid evidence-based practice and a robust body of research. It has roots at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California and in social constructivism, and strong links to neuroscience. With a strong influence from the brilliant psychiatrist, Milton Erickson, it was developed by Steve de Shazer, Insoo Kim Berg and their colleagues at the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They spent more than 25 years observing hundreds of hours of therapy sessions and carefully paying attention to the questions, behaviors, and emotions that helped clients form realistic, achievable, real-life solutions with sustainable results.
SFBT highlights the client's capabilities and helps them adopt an alternative perspective on their future to build a more realistic and optimistic perspective and help them be aware of their successes, both past and present. It is a pragmatic approach, and draws from what has worked and is working in a person's life and build's on these successes to co-create small steps that the client is invested in doing. This model of counseling and consultation began in the therapy room and has been successfully expanded to many other settings. such as education, hospitals. prisons, government policy, corporate setting, social services and many more.
The Solution Focused approach has become a highly effective model in education, coaching, consultancy and organizational development.
Which Intake Works Best for You?
2021 Level 1 Training: Certified Solution Focused Practitioner
Program Requirements, 50 Hours
Basic Degree | Equivalent of 6 days of Training
(42 hrs) | Supervision + Oral Exam (4 hrs)
Self - Study (4 hrs)
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Intake 1: Jan – Mar 2021, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Foundations of SFBT Part 1: 20 – 21 Jan
Foundations of SFBT Part 2: 22 – 23 Feb
Microskills in SFBT | 22 - 23 Mar
Intake 2: May – Jul 2021, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Foundations of SFBT Part 1: 4 – 5 May
Foundations of SFBT Part 2: 31 May & 2 Jun
Microskills in SFBT: 26 – 27 Jul
Intake 3: Sep – Nov 2021, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Foundations of SFBT Part 1: 6 – 7 Sep
Foundations of SFBT Part 2: 4 – 5 Oct
Microskills in SFBT: 15 – 16 Nov
2021 Level 2 Training: Advanced
Solution Focused Practitioner
Module 1: SFBT Supervision, 13 - 14 Sep
Module 2: SFBT with Trauma, 11 - 12 Oct
Module 3: SFBT with Groups, 8 - 9 Nov
Course Fee: US $2,300
2022 Level 3 Training: Master Solution Focused Practitioner (Dates Pending)
Module 1: SFBT with Couples & Families
Module 2: SFBT with Youth Coaching
Module 3: SFBT Grief & Loss
Course Fee: US $2,300
Level 1 Certification: Certified Solution Focused Practitioner
Level 2 Certification: Certified Advanced Solution Focused Practitioner
Level 3 Certification: Certified Master Solution Focused Practitioner
Training Format for the Course
Conducted live using a platform called Zoom
Download at www.zoom.us onto your device; a link will be sent before each session
Need a laptop or tablet and headset and a good internet connection.
Convenient for those that live outside Singapore and cannot easily travel
Makes SF training and certification available to international practitioners
"When Debbie first introduced me to SF as a therapist, I thought I would simply be adding a ‘positive’ perspective to my basket of tools and techniques. What I discovered was a philosophy, a mindset which changed my life and set me off on an adventure, seeking solutions, instead of digging for problems. I loved the authenticity and wonder of exploring and discovering ‘what’s working’, like a child opening a longed-for present on her birthday, and I carry that with me always." -- Lilian Ing, Reg Clin Psych (MA), Executive Coach (PCC-ICF)