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.

Course Aims:

What this Solution Focused Therapy course will do for you:

What you receive as a result of attending the course:

All delegates are registered at APT HQ as having attended the course, and receive a certificate to acknowledge their attendance and registration. As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This accreditation is given weight by the fact of over 100,000 professionals having attended APT training.

How can I get more involved?

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: the tutor, tutor's expenses (travel and accommodation), a workbook for every delegate, course evaluation (evaluation document returned to you), registration of all delegates on the APT database, individual certificates of attendance sent to each delegate after course attendance, certificate sent to you listing all who attended. You provide the teaching room, any refreshments you want to, and the delegates!

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

Become a tutor for the course:

In order to achieve this you need to attend APT's School for Tutors; this is a 4-day course (Monday lunch to Friday lunch) held in Leicester, England. Successful graduation from the school enables you to tutor this and other courses in your own organisation, simultaneously saving your organisation half the course fee. If you are a senior clinician with a real flair for putting things across, then 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.

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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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