Academy of Human Development

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

Working with Youths (using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy)


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.


The course aims to equip helping professionals with the knowledge and skills of SFBT, so they can harness what they learn to help youth clients in need effectively. The approach can be adopted at an individual level or/and a group setting.


  • What is unique and special about youths? 
  • How to manage the ‘idk’ syndrome?
  • Different ways to elicit strengths and exceptions through activities/conversations 
  • Different ways of using the Miracle Question or/and other future-focused questions 
  • The ‘Mission Possible’ model of working with adolescents 
  • Creative use of tasks/experiments 
  • Application of therapy in group settings

The mode of delivery consists of lecture, group discussions, case studies, interactive activities and role-play 


This course is relevant to and suitable for practitioners working with youth in counselling, social service or/and education field.


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 Fee (Register & pay by 15 July 2022) 



Subsidies/ Fundings S$

For Company-Sponsored applicant:

PCG (formerly VCF) pre-approved funding @ 30% for Singaporean/ PR Social Service Organisation staff (Ref no: PAS00002810, end date of approval: 21 Jul 2023)  

Up to $ 210



Mr Elias Loo possesses a Master Degree of Arts (Applied Psychology), which focuses on Counselling Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and an Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP), just to name a few. Mr Loo completed SFBT Certification registered with Canadian Council for Professional Certification, prior to 2010 and is using the acquired skills in the different roles he takes on. He aspires to be a teaching practitioner who relishes in equipping and learning with others with helping skills through the integration of theory and practice.Over the years in his work life, he has extensive experience working with youths and sometimes their families as teacher, mentor, facilitator, family life educator and/or counsellor in one-to-one and/or group settings. Although he remains active in teaching and training in different settings such as educational institutions and the prison, he finds time to share his knowledge through lectures and discussions with adult learners in the Academy.


Dave Goh

6593 5284

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Course Schedule

Duration 14 Hours
Dates Postponed
Trainer(s) Elias Loo
Venue(s) To be advised