Solution Focused Therapy Course

BSFT Essentials (Brief, Solution Focused Therapy training)

BSFT Essentials is a 3-day course from APT (a leading provider of Solution Focused Therapy training courses in the UK and Ireland). We bring this APT-accredited course to your own organisation, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend. (2-day version and refresher courses are also available.)

Executive Summary:

Solution-Focused therapy can seem a refreshingly easy therapy to conduct, and to be the recipient of. This is because many of its techniques capitalise on circuits in the brain that already exist. Utilising these, rather than trying to develop new circuits by discussion and experimentation, often achieves results that are rapid, fundamental, and stable.

This course therefore teaches the principles and practice of brief solution-focused therapy in a way that delegates can - and will want to - use with their own caseload.

Who should attend?

Mainly professionals who see patients 1:1 and want to become acquainted with brief, solution-focused therapy in a way in which they can use it.

The course covers a great deal:

The following topics are all included on the 3-day course. Certain topics don’t appear on the 2-day course, and these are indicated by an asterisk.

What this Solution Focused Therapy course will do for you:

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

How can I make a booking?

Bring the BSFT Essentials course to your organisation:

Up to 15 people can attend this course, and we bring it to you for an all-inclusive fee. The 3-day course costs £4,165 plus VAT and the 2-day course costs £2,985 plus VAT.

The fee covers all costs:

You provide the teaching room, any refreshments you want to, and the delegates.

To arrange this course, email office@apt.ac or call (UK) 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.

Become a tutor for the course:

If you are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to tutor the course in your own organisation, thereby saving your organisation 50% of the course fee each time you run it. To see the full benefits of this and for the application form, click here.

Downloadable information sheet

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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BSFT Essentials Feedback

Feedback Ratings

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 97%

Average Relevance rating: 96%



*These statistics were last updated in March 2016

Written Feedback

Written Feedback

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the Brief, Solution Focused Therapy course has received.

"An absolutely brilliantly presented course ... I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has client contact. Amazing!"

"This has been the most useful, interesting and relevant course I've been on in the last 26 years. Thank you."

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