Quick and Effective!
Research has demonstrated that one important benefit of practitioners utilising a solution focused approach is that effective resolutions to the service user’s presenting problem(s) can be achieved in a comparatively short period of time; 65-83% of cases within an average of four to five sessions or less. Think of the savings in time, effort and resources this could bring to your service users, practitioners and service providers.
It is the first course where I feel able to fully put things into practise
External validation of our courses is provided by NCFE (www.ncfe.org.uk), a UK-based national awarding organisation with a 150 year history of experience of supporting high quality training. NCFE granted Solution Focused Trainers Ltd Approved Training Centre status in 2011, and subsequently approved our level 3 Certificate as a Customised Award. Regular meetings with the NCFE external moderator has helped us ensure that our qualifications confirm that students have produced evidence of learning with regard to both their understanding of Solution Focused Practice and their competence to use the approach effectively and safely with service users. In 2013 NCFE granted us Direct Claim Status in recognition of the reliability of our internal moderation.
External recognition of the Solution Focused content of our training is demonstrated through our acceptance as members of IASTI (www.iasti.org), the International Alliance of Solution Focused Training Institutes. IASTI began in 2011 and by 2015 included training institutes from 12 different countries. Our membership of IASTI provides our students with the further advantage of being able to count their training with us towards international accreditation by IASTI as a Solution Focused Practitioner/Advanced Solution Focused Practitioner/Master Solution Focused Practitioner – certification which has already been awarded to practitioners in countries including the US, Sweden, Belgium, Poland and Singapore.
The Solution Focused Trainers Certificates in Solution Focused Practice and Solution Focused Practice Outdoors are both Quality Checked by the National Counselling Society (NCS). These courses also meet the requirements of NCS Advanced Specialist Training status for individuals who complete the course and who are already qualified/experienced practitioners of counselling, psychotherapy or a closely related activity such as coaching. This recognition is subject to individuals, who have completed the course, providing proof of their qualifications to Solution Focused Trainers - if the criteria are met then the Solution Focused Trainers can provide an Advanced Specialist Training certificate to the individual.