Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Brief Therapeutic Techniques for the Helping Professions

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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an approach to conversations that empowers both helpers and those they help. The approach brings with it a wealth of easily learned and adaptable techniques that will enhance your skills, in any professional context.

This course uses video lectures and will be of use if your work involves helping people tackle some aspect of their lives that has become problematic.

The concise video lessons in this course are supported by 'live session' video clips that both illustrate the techniques and demonstrate the effectiveness of SFBT in action. Each section is supported by a quiz to consolidate your learning, and there are downloadable PDFs and exercises to help you become more practiced and confident in using solution-focused skills in your conversations.

Who is it for?

Maybe your job is formally recognised as part of the helping professions because it involves supporting people (e.g. HR, social work, counselling or psychiatry).

Or perhaps you work or volunteer in a wider group which includes roles like advocacy, charity and aid work, the law, mediation, medicine, occupational health, probation, physiotherapy, social work, teaching, and many others.

Your primary role is not seen as caring or support, but your daily routine inevitably involves helping people in crisis or distress. You are one of many ‘informal helpers’ who use the same skills as the first group – essentially these are the skills of counselling – yet you have had little or no training to develop their helping skills.


Your Instructor


Barry Winbolt
Barry Winbolt
I am a trainer, coach, therapist and writer. My online courses are founded on 30 years' experience of designing and delivering skills-based training to improve wellbeing and personal performance.
All my courses are created with results in mind. They will help you get a better handle on yourself, a relationship, and life in general.
My aim is to show how easy it is to improve emotional wellbeing, and to sweep away the doubts and uncertainties that often prevent people from sorting out the things that trouble them.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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