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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practice course

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practice course

About the Course

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an evidence-based approach with more than 3 decades of research to counselling and therapy that focuses on solution-building instead of dwelling on a client's past or analyzing their issues. It is future-oriented, designed to help clients identify and achieve their desired outcome in a timely manner, making it time-efficient for therapists as well as for clients. It is a collaborative approach that involves the client and therapist working together to identify solutions, and a client-centred approach that recognises the unique needs, preferences and resources of each client, making it a flexible and adaptable approach.

SFBT has been found to be effective in a variety of settings, including mental health, addiction treatment, education and healthcare, and with a wide range of clients, including individuals, couples, families, and groups. This course will help to upskill one's knowledge and abilities in counselling through the use of SFBT. Participants will learn concrete skills and techniques that they can apply immediately in their practice.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Examine the professional values from SFBT perspective.

  • Apply SFBT techniques and manage resistance in the counselling process.

  • Apply solution building tools and SFBT interviewing techniques in counselling.

  • Practice the SFBT approach to engage and support clients in solution building.

Who Should Attend

The course is targeted at counsellors, social workers, medical social workers, psychologists, school counsellors, nurses, institutional officers, career coaches, and teachers.

Individuals who are interested to further equip themselves with concepts and skills in counselling - such as volunteers, workers from any industry, and the general public – are also welcome to apply.


Trainees who meet 75% class attendance and achieve “Competent” for all assessments will be issued a Statement of Attainment (SOA) awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

Course Description

Your Trainer

Ms Chang Chee Siah

Ms Chang Chee Siah

Ms Chang Chee Siah is known for her engaging and practice-based facilitation style, and brings with her more than 25 years of experience in counselling, coaching and training. She is a Certified Solution-Focused Therapist & Coach, and was trained directly with the founders of SFBT, Insoo Kim Berg and Steve De Shazer.

Chee Siah graduated with a B.Sc. in Biopsychology from the University of British Columbia (Canada) and with a Masters degree majoring in counselling from the Trinity Western University (Canada). She also holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) from WDA and a Diploma in Solution Focused Coaching Program. She is a Certified Brief Solution-Focused Coach with the Canadian Council of Professional Certification. She is also certified in Creative Training TechniquesTM by The Bob Pike Group and is a Certified Behavioral Consultant in Inscape’s DiSC® technology.


Stella Chua, Social Worker

Trainer is clear in her sharing and has an excellent grasp on the subject matter. She puts the trainees at ease and gives good and helpful examples from her own eperiences to help trainees understand the application in the helping process. Trainer is also encouraging and it feels like a safe space to share and learn.

Katie Tham, Social Worker

Thank you Chee Siah for engaging us in this training. Your helpful insights and guidance during small group pratice has helped me to be less problem-solver and more solution-focused.

Melisa Wooi, Principal Speech Therapist

Great learning, applicable to many areas of life in and outside of work.

Check Course Fees:

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Enquiries about the course?

Contact Us

Ms Rexanne Yap / 6593 5283

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