Solution Focused Practice - The Athena Programme - CPD Course

18 Jul 2014 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Solution Focused Practice

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About this course

We offer solution focused practice training courses at a variety of levels. We provide the opportunity for participants to understand solution focused ideas and the principles of such an approach. It also provides the opportunity for participants to gain a greater appreciation of the positive impact in using such an approach to achieve good outcomes for children, young people and their families. It places emphasis on the value of focusing on strengths and resources in work with children, young people and families. The solution-focused approach gives practitioners techniques for moving beyond problem-exploration to find small steps forward with clients. The skills are practical, easy to understand and can be used immediately.

  • Be aware of the impact of changing language from problem focused to solution focused
  • Understand how scaling can help in constructing realistic solutions
  • Appreciate the importance of enabling users to negotiate their own clear, realistic and achievable outcomes
  • Be able to appreciate the value of drawing on solution focused thinking and principles in the partnership context of working with children, young people and families
  • Understand and draw on solution focused values and principles
  • Understand key solution focused ideas
  • Begin to change language from problem focused to solution focused
  • Be more able to negotiate clear outcomes with clients
  • Be able to utilise more the strengths and resources of clients
  • Expand clients ‘solution talk’ and contain their ‘problem talk’
  • Be able to find exceptions and use future focused questions

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