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Solution Focused Therapy Course

SFT Essentials (Solution-Focused Therapy training)
Also known as SFBT (Solution-Focused Brief Therapy).

SFT Essentials is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) training courses in the UK and Ireland. 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. The course is available in the following formats and can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies:

Onsite - we bring the tutor and the training to you for a group of up to 15 people. Or, if you have an APT accredited tutor they can deliver the training in-house for half the standard fee.

Live Webinar - learn from your home or workplace, webinars are live and pleasantly interactive and you receive the same credits as on live training. Webinars can also be commissioned by an organisation exclusively for their people.

Online - engaging and relevant, the APT’s online courses receive terrific feedback and you receive the same credits as on live training.

Open - Meaning Open to all relevant professionals to attend.

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 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 Solution-Focused Therapy in a way in which they can use it.

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The course covers a great deal:

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What this Solution-Focused Therapy course will do for you:

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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 and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.

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.

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Option 1: We come and run the course in your organisation:

  £4,495 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £300 plus VAT per person.

We bring this course to your own organisation for a fixed, all-inclusive fee and up to 15 people can attend. You can organise as many courses as you need, to cover the numbers you want to train.

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

Book an onsite course

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Option 2: Live webinar:

Exclusive Live Webinars (Live webinars commissioned by an organisation exclusively for its people).

  £3,870 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate). Extra delegates £288 plus VAT per person.

Book a webinar for your team

Open Live Webinar (for individuals to attend).

Dates available for this 3-day webinar:

  12-14 October 2020

Cost: £320 plus VAT per person (The fee covers: tuition, workbook, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1, with option to sit the online exam to upgrade to Level 2.)
Times: 10am - 3pm daily (including an hour for lunch.)

Book an open live webinar

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Option 3: Study the course online:

  £180 plus VAT per person.

This is a great opportunity to obtain APT-quality professional development at a time that is convenient to you and your organisation. Guaranteed completion; full refund if you don’t complete for any reason. Click here for more information about SFT training online.

Book the online course

If you are a manager wanting to arrange online courses for your team or organisation, you also benefit from ‘guaranteed completion’ - you have a refund for those who don’t complete. Phone us on 0116 241 8331 or email office@apt.ac 

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Option 4: Attend this course at the University of Leicester’s College Court facility:

SFT Essentials, 3 days, £460 plus VAT per person. Choose from the following dates:

  2-4 February 2021
  14-16 September 2021

Venue: College Court, Knighton Road, Knighton, Leicester, LE2 3UF (about an hour by train from London, Sheffield, and Birmingham).

The fee covers: tuition, workbook, lunch and refreshments each day, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1, with option to sit the online exam to upgrade to Level 2.

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

Book an open course

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Option 5: '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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SFT 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 taken from ten runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 99%

Average Relevance rating: 98%



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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SFT Essentials: A Solution-Focused Therapy course from APT

Course Overview

Course Title SFT Essentials
Category Solution-Focused Therapy
Accreditation Offered APT Accreditation Level 1
Rating (9.9/10)
Duration 3 days
CPD Hours Earned 18
Location(s) Onsite Course Venue: Various (at your organisation)
Open Course Venue: College Court Conference Centre
Online Course Venue: APT Online Portal
Webinar Venue: Online via Zoom
Access Modes Onsite, Online, Open, Webinar
Onsite Course Onsite Course Booking Form
Exclusive Webinar Exclusive Webinar Booking Form
Online Course Online Course Details & Registration
Open Course Open Course Booking Form
Upcoming open training dates: 12/10/2020
02/02/2021
14/09/2021
Course Tutor APT Accredited Tutor
Course Code SFT001
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