Steve has trained and presented workshops across the UK, Europe and in Hong Kong and Cairo.

He has trained thousands of practitioners in his 25 years of practice. Whilst being best known for training in Solution Focused Practice he has a broad portfolio based on his breadth of practice and posts with a large NHS trust and Keele University in Staffordshire UK.

Steve’s MA dissertation evaluated transfer into practice from his SFP courses. It showed that at 6 months and two years after his SFP courses delegates still used the core skills that they had developed over the three day course. A high level of integration into practice was also noted leading to a core organisational platform of solution focused language and practice.

Delegates for Steve’s courses have included health and social care professionals, carers, service users, managers and students from NVQ to PhD level. Courses have proved popular with people working in physical and mental health settings.

All courses are delivered flexibly to meet customer needs. The emphasis of the course can be focused on therapy, management or life as a customer or carer. Feedback from previous training has highlighted that this gives organisations and their customers a common language.

A range of SFP post basic modules are available e.g. Signs of Safety in Risk Assessment, Next Steps in Solution Focused Practice, The Solution Focused Reflecting Team, Developing and maintaining Communities of Practice, Organisational Development and Team Building, Team Day facilitation,  Inside Out: Resource based approaches to Compliments and Complaints.

All courses are interactive and encourage delegates to develop and practice skills.

A typical 3 day SFP modular course is made up of;

Day 1 Solution Focused Practice Theory, Practice and Application. The day ends with an interactive feedback session to inform evaluation.

Day 2 (Optional) Consolidation of Theory and more practice of SFP. Starts with “Since we last met” to discuss the impact of Day 1 on practice. Short theory bursts with practice examples and anecdotes. Focus on application of SFP to candidates place of work. Practice based exercises and peer/group/trainer feedback. Interactive feedback as Day 1.

Day 2 or 3 Next Steps in SFP. Delegates return after 3 to 6 months to discuss what has gone well in their practice, how SFP has been integrated and what needs to happen to develop this further. Interactive and formal evaluation followed by presentation of certificates for those completing the course satisfactorily.

Courses will include generic material from SFP practitioners worldwide and unique material developed by Steve.

Issues such as confidentiality, safeguarding, colleague care and self-survival are themes throughout all courses.

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