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 (Working with Couples)


  • Very Good. It has helped me to expand my perspective of SFBT and how to apply it across various context.

    Jennifer Tan
  • Yes, helped me to be more familiar with SFBT principles & techniques.

    Sandra Tan
  • The programme was well-designed. It had included good air time for role playing and video sessions.

    Sim Yih Shyang

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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 engage couples into solution-building work
  • To apply SF questions in conjoint sessions
  • To use specific tools in SF couple work

Course Content

  • Assessment of couple's readiness for shared vision of solutions
  • Use of relationship as the basis for solution-building
  • Engagement of the 'involuntary' party
  • Handling of couples' conflicts and intense emotions
  • Use of Genogram in SF work with couples
  • Use of Couple's Resource Map in pre-marital counselling

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 21 & 22 Nov 2018
Timing 9.00am - 5.00pm
Trainer(s) Dr Carolyn Ng
Venue(s) To Be Advised