Remote Learning – An Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy

This workshop has been approved by The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland for learning credits/CPD points.

This training workshop is delivered live by The Learning Curve Institute over two full days using Zoom the remote conferencing platform. This is an excellent opportunity to avail of this training while working from home.  The aim is to introduce the theory and practice of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and allow the space to practise the skills associated with SFBT.

This training is designed and delivered by SFBT expert Dr. Seán Foy, Head of Addiction and Counselling at The Learning Curve Institute. To read more about Seán click here. Seán has recently published a book on the subject of Solution Focused Brief Therapy combined with Harm Reduction entitled 'Solution Focused Harm Reduction: Working effectively with people who misuse substances'. Click here to see more.

This remote training course will allow you to interact with your trainer and other participants in a virtual classroom where, in addition to the workshop content there will be live discussions, question & answer sessions and skills practice. You can access the course wherever you have an internet connection; on a desktop, tablet or even a smartphone.

Suitable for: Therapists, Counsellors, Human Resources, Those working in the sectors of Social Care, Education and Training, Youth and Family Care, Mediation, Employment Services.

Dates: 29 and 30 October 2020 | 09:30 – 16:30 (GMT+1) each day

For full details on the course please click here:

About the Course:

SFBT is a short-term goal-focused therapeutic approach which helps people change by constructing solutions rather than dwelling on problems. Elements of the desired solution often are already present in the person's life, and become the basis for ongoing change. 

The therapist intervenes only to the extent necessary, with treatment usually lasting for less than six sessions. SFBT was developed by Steve de Shazer, Insoo Kim Berg, and the team at the Brief Family Therapy Center of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the mid-1980's.

The aim of this two day workshop is to introduce the theory and practice of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and allow the space to practise the skills associated with Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Participants will receive an electronic copy of the presentation, other supporting documents and links to relevant literature by email which will enable them to develop their understanding of Solution Focused Brief Therapy appropriate to this level. In each session participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in role-plays and discussions on Solution Focused Brief Therapy via Zoom.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To equip participants with the tools to develop and build on their own counselling skills
  • To build on and expand existing knowledge, in relation to Solution Focused Brief Therapy within the group
  • To enhance confidence in participants use of Solution Focused Brief Therapy skills
  • To become familiar with the theory of Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • To provide space and time for participants to become familiar with Solution Focused Brief Therapy and use of its core skills

Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion in “An Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy” from The Learning Curve Institute.  

About The Learning Curve Institute:

The Learning Curve Institute  (LCI) is Ireland’s leading specialist trainer in mental health, addiction and best practice in the workplace providing a bespoke service to healthcare professionals, education establishments and industry.

Some of the organisations and bodies that The LCI has delivered in-house training workshops and courses to over the past 11 years are:

  • EmployAbility
  • Health Service Executive
  • The Probation Service
  • The Defence Forces
  • Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland
  • The Houses of the Oireachtas
  • Element Six, De Beers Group
  • Merchants Quay
  • Maynooth University
  • The Simon Communities: Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Belfast and Cork
  • The Homeless Agency
  • Peter McVerry Trust
  • International School of Lausanne, Switzerland

Other Information:

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone in the group and is tailored to the appropriate level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

In addition, there is a post course support system available whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact them with any questions they may have.


Price - €245.00

This includes an emailed copy of the workshop slides, other supporting documents and links to relevant literature and a certificate from The Learning Curve Institute.


To secure a place on the workshop go to: and book online. For further information or assistance regarding bookings contact the office on 098 25530 or email

The course is limited to 12 spaces so early booking is highly advisable.


Phone: 098 25530


General Info

Date Entered/Updated
11th Sep, 2020
Expiry Date
30th Oct, 2020