Academy of Human Development

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UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 19 May 2020 to 20 May 2024)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (Introduction)


  • It's well done. I've learnt a lot.

    Peter Wong Horng Hien - Senior Case Manager, Hospital
  • Highly professional in conducting the lessons and was a joy to be part of the learning group. Sessions were very lively and enriching. Thumbs up !

    Luke Leong , 11 Mar 2016
  • Mr Chan was able to engage us effectively and able to recollect and convey his experience to make learning effective and enjoyable.

    Mohd al-Hakim. 11 Mar 2016
  • Tony is well-versed in the skills and has clearly delivered and conceptualised for us the understanding of the theory to be practical in my setting!

    Anonymous, 29 Aug 2016

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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.


This 4-day workshop provides an overview of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy practices.


  • Introduction to SFBT

  • Problem-focused versus solution-focused

  • Stage of Solution Building

  • Pay attention to what the client wants

  • Set goals (eg use of Miracle Question)

  • Build on client strengths and successes

  • Formulate feedback for clients

  • Process for working with clients in subsequent sessions

  • Work with mandated clients

Participants will be engaged in group discussions, role plays, interviews, didactic instructions and demonstrations.


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.


Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)


Early Bird Course Fee (Nett) - Register and payment 2 months before course commencement 



Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

VCF pre-approved funding at 45% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00002724, End date of approval: 17 Jan 2023)

Up to $472.50



Ms Chang Chee Siah is known for her engaging and high energy facilitation style, and brings with her almost 20 years of experience in counselling, coaching and training, in the areas of marriage & parenting, personal effectiveness & development, service excellence, leadership development & teambuilding, as well as effective classroom facilitation and training techniques.

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 in Creative Training TechniquesTM by The Bob Pike Group and is a Certified Behavioral Consultant in Inscape’s DiSC® technology. She is also a Certified Brief Solution-Focused Coach with the Canadian Council of Professional Certification. 


Dave Goh

6593 5284

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Course Schedule

Duration 28 Hours
Dates 10, 11, 17 & 18 Oct 2022
Timing 9.30am – 5.30pm
Trainer(s) Ms Chang Chee Siah
Venue(s) TBC