COUN681

Solution-focused theory and skills with individuals and groups

30 points

Occurrences

  • COUN681-23X (C) General non-calendar-based 2023 - Not Offered
  • COUN681-23W (C) Whole Year 2023

Description

Solution-focused therapy is a strengths-based model that emphasises clients' natural resources and successful experiences to help them bring about change and a shift toward their preferred future. The primary purpose of this course is to introduce you to the theory, skills and tools of solution-focused brief therapy. You will examine social constructionism, the theoretical perspective that accounts for shifts in clients' perceptions and definitions and enables them to work towards building a more favourable future. You will also have the opportunity to engage with what it is like to think and act in a solution-focused manner. The emphasis will be on providing a balance of theory and practice to assist you to gain knowledge and confidence in working with individuals, and co-leading groups integrating a solution focused approach with principles of social justice, bicultural and multicultural counselling.

Prerequisites

Subject to approval of the Head of School

Restrictions

COUN678; COUN679