SFT Essentials is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT/SFBT) training courses.
It is the only Solution-Focused Therapy training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online. It can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies.
Solution-Focused Therapy can seem a refreshingly easy therapy to conduct, and to be the recipient of. This is because many of its techniques capitalize 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.
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.
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 150,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
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For individuals or small groups:
An engaging and relevant online course that can be started and accessed at any time and completed at your own pace, taking breaks to assimilate and practice the skills as they are introduced.
Price: $300 USD per person. The fee covers: 3 years access to the course, certification, registration, and Level 2 APT Accreditation by completing the course and inbuilt exam.
Guaranteed completion; full refund if you don’t complete for any reason.
For teams and organizations:
Engaging and relevant online course, your colleagues attend from home or workplace at times that suit.
Price: $300 USD per person. (Completion guarantee, for attendees who don’t complete for whatever reason, you can transfer the training to other staff members.)
Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:
Live and interactive online course, delivered via Zoom or Teams* exclusively for your team or organization.
Price: $6,090* for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address, or a PDF version can be provided). Extra delegates $390 per person.
*We standardly deliver courses via Zoom (which is recommended). If you would prefer to use Microsoft Teams, there is an additional charge of $130 USD per day.
We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.
Price: $9,195 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $615 per person.
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.
his is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organization the tutor-component of the fee each time you run it or your chosen modules (50% of the 'Online Live and Exclusive' fee, regardless of whether the course is held face-to-face or online).
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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, which are updated periodically.
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."