The Learning Curve Institute: Solution Focused Brief Therapy Workshop

Solution Focused Brief Therapy Workshop – a strengths based way of working

The Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy training workshop is delivered by Dr. Seán Foy, Director of The Learning Curve Institute, over 2 full days in Dublin this November. Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term goal-focused therapeutic approach, which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than dwelling on problems. Elements of the desired solution often are already present in the client’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 course is ideal for any person involved with youth or community work or who works in the caring or social professions. It is aimed at people who want to learn the theory and practice of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and the workshop will provide the space and time for participants to become familiar with SFBT and the use of it’s core skills from one of Ireland’s top trainers in the field.

NOTE: This workshop has been approved for CPD points from The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland.

Date and Location:

  • Dublin, Skylon Hotel, Drumcondra;
  • 28 and 29 November 2019 (Thurs and Fri, 09.30am to 4.30pm)
  • Workshops and in-house training courses on Solution Focused Brief Therapy can also be run as requested to groups of staff or organisations.

For full details on the course please click here:

About the Course and Lecturer:

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

The workshop is designed and delivered by SFBT expert Dr. Seán Foy, Clinical Psychologist and Head of Addiction and Counselling Studies with The Learning Curve Institute. To read more about Seán click here. Seán presented at The Solution Focused World Conference, held in Holland in June 2015 and he 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':

Students will receive handouts and relevant literature to enable them to develop their understanding of Solution Focused Brief Therapy appropriate to this level. In each session students will have the opportunity to observe and practise Solution Focused Brief Therapy through role-plays and scenarios provided by the lecturer.

Learning Outcomes:

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


Certificate of completion in Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy from The Learning Curve Institute.

About The Learning Curve Institute:

The Learning Curve Institute 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 10 years are:

  • EmployAbility
  • Health Service Executive
  • The Probation Service
  • The Defence Forces
  • Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland
  • 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


Price: €225.00
This includes all handouts, materials and 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

Payment in full is necessary to book a place on this workshop. Pro-forma invoices can be arranged for anyone who is being funded to attend the training.

The course has a limited amount of spaces available so early booking is highly advisable.

Phone: 098 25530


Drumcondra, Dublin 9

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