Academy of Human Development

FREE CONSULTATION: 65 - 6425 - 2422

UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 May 2020)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (Crisis, Trauma and Loss)


  • I've benefited tremendously as it is a new paradigm shift for me to apply SFBT in grief, trauma, and losses. Often, I see that we do risk assessment rather than safety assessment.

    Tan Yew Heng Eugene
  • This course has helped me by providing techniques I could use in my work. The trainer has also given opportunities to try out the techniques in class. It was very helpful.

    Rachel Loh
  • Trainer is fluent & concise in her delivery. She has done a great job.

    S. Aishah

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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an approach in counselling, psychotherapy and social work that aims to help clients to generate solutions. Its ideas have also been used in clinical supervision, coaching, education and management. It is an approach that is client-centred, strength-based, goal-focused, contextual and usually brief.

Course Objectives

  • To embrace the paradigm shift of SFBT in crisis, trauma and loss situations
  • To adapt SF questions according to clients' emotional states and readiness for solution-building
  • To formulate safety assessment and intervention plans

Course Content

  • Solution-focused perspectives on crisis, trauma and loss
  • Use of 'problem talk' to formulate goals and elicit strengths
  • Use of 'emotion talk' to gauge client's readiness for solution-building
  • Use of other SF questions to facilitate clients toward solution-building
  • Formulation of safety assessment
  • Differentiation between crisis management and counselling interventions

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for practitioners in the social service field who are working with individuals, families, groups and/or communities. It will be relevant to those working with children, youth and/or adults. It is appropriate for social workers, welfare workers, counsellors, therapists, psychologists, teachers and anyone else who are interested in helping people.


Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.

Course Fees

Fees S$
Nett Course Fee payable by Participant $750


Application and Enquiries

Dave Goh

6593 5284

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Course Schedule

Dates 29 & 30 Aug 2018
Timing 9.00am - 5.00pm
Trainer(s) Dr Carolyn Ng
Venue(s) To Be Advised