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Solution Focused Therapy Course

SFT Essentials (Solution-Focused Therapy training).

SFT Essentials is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT); a leading provider of Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) training courses in Canada. Attend this course as an individual in Toronto, study it online, or we can bring the training to your own organization and train a group of 6-15 people, wherever you are in Canada.

It is the only SFT training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course.

Executive Summary:

Solution-Focused Therapy can seem a refreshingly easy therapy to conduct, and to be the recipient of. This is because many of its techniques capitalise on circuits in the brain that already exist. Utilising these, rather than trying to develop new circuits by discussion and experimentation, often achieves results that are rapid, fundamental, and stable.

This course therefore teaches the principles and practice of Solution-Focused Therapy in a way that delegates can - and will want to - use with their own caseload.

Booking options

Who should attend?

Mainly professionals who see patients 1:1 and want to become acquainted with Solution-Focused Therapy in a way in which they can use it.

The course covers a great deal:

What this Solution-Focused Therapy course will do for you:

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

Booking this training is easy.

Option 1: Bring the course to your organization:

We bring this 3-day course to your own organization for a fixed fee of $6,595 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) and up to 15 people can attend. You can organize as many courses as you need, to cover the numbers you want to.

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Option 2: Study the course online:

Suitable for individuals or groups of professionals or whole departments / organizations. This course is available to study online - this is a great opportunity to obtain APT-quality input and develop your professional knowledge at a time that is convenient to you and your organization. Click here for more information about APT's online Solution-focused Therapy training.

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Option 3: Attend this 3-day course as an individual:

  14-16 Sept 2020 (3-days)
  Downtown Toronto (venue TBC).
  $790 CAD

The fee covers: tuition, workbook, lunch and refreshments each day, registration on the APT database, and certificate of accreditation/attendance.

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Option 4: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organization, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organization the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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SFT Essentials Feedback

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 98%

Average Relevance rating: 97%



*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the Brief, Solution Focused Therapy course has received.

"An absolutely brilliantly presented course ... I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has client contact. Amazing!"

"This has been the most useful, interesting and relevant course I've been on in the last 26 years. Thank you."

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