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Solution Focused Practice Training

Part of BASW's Professional Development Virtual Taught Skills Programme

Solution-focused practice is a dynamic, strengths-based approach, that focuses on people’s hopes, resources and preferred futures, and builds on the progress they are already making.

It’s an approach that is both effective and flexible enough to be relevant and usable in the widest range of helping contexts - anywhere where people talk in order to help change to happen, in fact - so it is likely to be relevant to you.

If you want to

  • be able to apply solution-focused skills in your day-to-day practice
  • achieve good outcomes for the people you work with
  • feel refreshed and revitalised in your job
  • change your own life as well as the lives of others
  • leave a course impatient to put what you have learned into practice

Then you can be even more sure that this course is for you.

The trainer for the two days is Guy Shennan, one of the world’s leading solution-focused practitioners and trainers, and the author of Solution-Focused Practice: Effective Communication to Facilitate Change (2nd edition, 2019). You can find out more about Guy and his work on his website -

Guy’s training philosophy is “You don’t learn to drive in the passenger seat”, whether teaching face-to-face or online, so be prepared for an interactive two days, full of practice opportunities, by the end of which you will -

  • Know about and be confident in using all the main solution-focused skills
  • Have a clear understanding of the conversational process in which these skills are used.

2 day course:

Friday 2nd October 09:30 - 16:30

Friday 9th October 09:30 - 16:30

“A brilliant & inspiring facilitator and passionate about the subject matter. He also was able to relay some of his vast experience & knowledge to us.” - Worcester Practice Educator, 2017

Guy’s courses are informative, interactive and vibrant, offering practical skills to practitioners that can be readily applied across a broad range of mental health settings” - Ian Cartwright, Recovery Education Unit, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, 2019

Thank you for the brilliant training we received last week. I found the whole ethos, structure and delivery of Solution Brief Therapy totally motivating and inspiring, and know the training will be extremely useful in our service delivery to empower families - Assistant Children's Centre Co Ordinator

I have been attending SF conferences for years and love especially your workshops full of energy, refreshing ideas, humour and creativity! - Lenka Tkadlčíková, Lecturer in Social Work, Czech Republic

“There are some great trainers in solution-focused practice, and I think Guy is the very best!” - Sue Young, author, Solution-Focused Schools

"I really enjoyed the training. I can’t say I was looking forward to 7 hours on zoom but what a brilliant day!” - Chris Hunt, Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist, 2020