SS – Engaging Adolescents using SFBT2018-07-09T11:15:19+00:00

Proactive Approach to Engaging Adolescents
using Solution Focussed Techniques

  • Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 6 hours

  • Cost: €90.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)

    • NOTE: Summer Series Special Offer – Book any two workshops and get one free (cannot be used in conjunction with alumni discount)
  • Date: Sunday, 8th July 2018

  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm


This innovative training will explore the integration of a solution focused approach to enhance professional practice with adolescents (11-25yrs). It will offer a space to explore the issues of adolescence and the implications for the engagement with clients in this stage of transition.

Course Content

This workshop will centre on the use of solution focused techniques as part of a proactive approach to engaging with adolescents.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants with gain an understanding of a proactive approach to working with adolescents
  • Participants will learn about developmental considerations when working with adolescents
  • Participants will learn the tenets of solution-focused therapy in relation to clinical work with adolescents
  • Participants will practice solution focused questions and techniques for goal setting, scaling, and focusing on strengths


  • Sunday, 8th July 2018, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This course will be of interest to professionals and volunteers who work with clients in counselling or mental health services in general.


  • Certificate of Attendance and Participation
  • CPD: 6 hours


  • €90.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)
  • This course is part of IICP’s Summer Series and eligible for our 3 for 2 offer so book any two summer series workshops and get a third one free!

    • Note: The discount for IICP Students / Alumni and VCS Counsellors cannot be used in conjunction with the 3 for 2 offer.


About the Workshop Facilitator

Gayle Kearney
Gayle KearneyIICP Module and CPD Lecturer
Gayle holds a Master’s Degree in Practice Based Play Therapy, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Play Therapy, a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Gayle is a play psychotherapist and the company director of Butterfly Children Ltd.
She is accredited by the International Board of Examiners of Certified Play Therapists and the Irish Association of Play Therapy and Psychotherapy. Gayle is also co-founder and developer of the WOW (Wipe Out Worries) programme. She has worked for the HSE, Barnardos and in private practice as a child and adult psychotherapist.