SFBT with Children & Adolescents

  • Award: IICP College will issue a CPD Certificate in SFBT with Children & Adolescents [a college certificate of credits will also be issued for those who complete the assignment]

  • Cost: €900.00. Deposit of €270 required to secure place
  • Dates: TBC
  • Duration: 4 teaching days, plus additional self-directed learning.
    Learners who also wish to obtain the college certificate of credits will have to complete the assignment.


This innovative training will explore the integration of a solution focused approach to enhance professional practice with children and adolescents. It will offer a space to explore the issues of adolescence and the implications for the engagement with clients in these stages of transition. The course will focus on the use of SFBT as part of a proactive approach to engaging children and adolescents.

Course Content:

In this course participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of a proactive approach to working with children & Adolescents
  • Learn about developmental considerations when working with young clients
  • Learn the tenets of solution-focused therapy in relation to clinical work with minors
  • Practice solution focused questions and techniques for goal setting, scaling, and focusing on strengths


  • TBC


  • 9:30am-5:00pm

Entry Requirements

Those eligible to apply are practising therapists who hold either an honours degree, Level 8 on The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), in counselling and psychotherapy, or equivalent. Or an honours degree, Level 8 on the NFQ, plus a professional diploma in counselling and psychotherapy that meets with IACP/IAHIP course recognition standards (or equivalent). The diploma must have counselling and psychotherapy at its core.


Learners who wish to obtain the college certificate of credits will have to submit the assignment. Learners who just wish to obtain the CPD Certificate will be issued with this upon completion of the final.


Generally our programmes are delivered onsite in our Tallaght Campus. At present, due to social distancing they are being delivered online. If social distancing requirements are lessened we hope to be able to deliver this in the classroom; however it is possible that it will be a blend of some students on site and some attending remotely.

Our online classes are run as tutorials, that involve students and their lecturer logging into our online portal Zoom™ simultaneously. To foster more intimate learning environments the use of breakout rooms is also implemented, allowing for the safe and experiential triadic learning practice that we have found so successful. All of our sessions are accessible through computer and mobile devices and we have a structured and robust technology department to support all faculty and students through their online learning journey. To encourage flexibility, and as best practice, we also record all our sessions, these are made accessible only to the students in that class to review content whenever is convenient to them!


€900.00 (Deposit of €270 required to secure place on course.)

Waiting List in Operation. Please complete the Registration of Interest below or email Triona@iicp.ie for further information.

Register Your Interest

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Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Gain new knowledge and skills related to using SFBT with Children & Adolescents

  • Apply an evidence-based approach to clinical work with youth
  • Excellent Facilitator – experienced, engaging and knowledgeable

About the Programme Facilitator

Gayle Doyle
Gayle DoyleCPD Facilitator
Gayle Doyle is the Programme Leader on our MA in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy. She holds a Master’s Degree in Practice Based Play Therapy, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Creative Supervision, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Play Therapy, a Bachelor’s Degree in EarlyChildhood Care and Education and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor with the Irish Association of Play Therapy and Psychotherapy. She is a Senior Associate Member of The Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings.