CPD: Solution Focused Therapy

Solution focused therapy (SFT) has not only become one of the leading schools of brief therapy, it has become a major influence in such diverse fields as business, social policy, education, and criminal justice services, child welfare, domestic violence offenders treatment.

Described as a practical, goal-driven model, a hallmark of SFT is its emphasis on clear, concise, realistic goal negotiations. The SFT approach assumes that all clients have some knowledge of what would make their life better, even though they may need some (at times, considerable) help describing the details of their better life and that everyone who seeks help already possesses at least the minimal skills necessary to create solutions.

Aim: This one day workshop will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to work in a solution focused way, including goal setting, the use of scaling techniques and of course, miracle questions.

  • Date
    18 November 2017
  • Course Fee

Delivered by: Hugh Palmer

Hugh Palmer

Hugh Palmer is an experienced trainer and systemic practitioner. He is a qualified family therapist, nurse (RGN & RMN) and teacher (Cert. Ed).

He was a lecturer in higher education for many years, having worked in two Universities in the UK (Hull and Leeds) and also taught in New Zealand. He has extensive experience working within the NHS in various capacities, most recently as a Senior Family Therapist. He maintains a small private practice providing psychotherapy, supervision and training.

He has a keen interest in working and thinking  about systemic practice that includes thinking about his own, inner responses in the room.

Recent publications include:

Palmer, H. (2016). Fourfold Vision and cybernetic unity: Therapist as scientist, theorist, humanist and artist. In “Systemic Therapy as Transformative Practice”  Edited by Gail Simon & Imelda McCarthy. Everything is Connected Press.

Palmer, H. (2014). Steps towards fourfold vision: From the myth of power to a cybernetic unity of healing. Context, Warrington: AFT.


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