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Solution Focused Therapy Course

SFT Essentials (Solution-Focused Therapy training).

SFT Essentials is a 3-day course from APT, a leading provider of Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) training courses in the UK and Ireland. Attend this APT-Accredited course as an individual, online, or we can bring the course to your organisation, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend. (Single days can also be commissioned/attended.)

It is the only SFT training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course.

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.

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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 access this training?

Option 1: Bring the course to your organisation:

We bring this 3-day course to your own organisation for a fixed, all-inclusive fee of £4,390 plus VAT and up to 15 people can attend.

Alternatively, order 2-days of the 3-day course for £3,250 plus VAT, or 1-day of the 3-day course for £1,750 plus VAT and up to 15 people can attend.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 2: Attend the course as an individual:

SFT Essentials, full 3-day course:

  18-20 June 2019 - £450 plus VAT per person

Book to attend this 3-day course in Leicester

Attend day 1 (but not all three days): An overview of SFT, including top SFT questions and the plan for a session:

  18 June 2019 - £175 plus VAT per person

Book to attend Day One only

Attend day 2 (but not all three days): Solution Focused questions, finding solutions the client already has, and measuring progress:

  19 June 2019 - £175 plus VAT per person

Book to attend Day Two only

Attend day 3 (but not all three days): Metaphors, re-framing, and changing clients’ failing strategies:

  20 June 2019 - £175 plus VAT per person

Book to attend Day Three only

Venue: College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3UF. (Leicester is in the centre of England, approximately 1 hour by train from London, Sheffield, and Birmingham.)

The fee covers: tuition, workbook, lunch and refreshments each day, registration on the APT database, and certificate of accreditation/attendance.

Bookings: use the buttons above, or call (UK) 0116 241 8331.

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Option 3: Study the course online:

Suitable for individuals, groups of professionals, or whole departments/organisations, this course is available to study online and is based on APT’s live course of the same name which, in its live form provides 18 hours CPD (with peer approval).

This is a great opportunity to obtain APT-quality input and develop your professional knowledge at a time that is convenient to you and your organisation. Click here for more information about APT online training.

To buy now, click the button:

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Option 4: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:

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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: 94%

Average Relevance rating: 93%



*These statistics were last updated in September 2018.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 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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