Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Certificate
What you'll 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
- This course covers the fundamentals and requires no prior knowledge of SFBT
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.
Who this course is for:
- Counsellors and mental health professionals looking to introduce SFBT
- Psychology students looking to learn about SFBT
- Individuals looking to improve their own mental health
Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.
Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.
Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.
In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.
Holbeck College provides training in psychology and mental health. Our mission is to make psychology education more accessible to a wider audience to raise the standard of mental health knowledge in society.
We teach evidence-based approaches using a variety of learning styles including videos lessons, reading, exercises and quizzes so whatever your learning style, there will be something in the course for you.
Our best-selling courses include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Couples Counselling, Mindfulness Teacher Training and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).