Solution Focused Brief Therapy (Introductory Day)

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

  • Cost: €95.00 (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: Friday, 21st June 2019

  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm


The aim of this workshop is to offer an introduction to using Solution Focused Brief Therapy. SFBT is an approach that is more concerned with helping people
finding solutions to their life problems than with exploring the ways in which these problems developed.

Course Content

SFBT is highly respectful of individuals, working within the person’s framework and using their language. It is based on a series of appropriate and well-thought
out open questions, designed to help the individual find more useful ways of perceiving their world and/or ways of behaving which will work better for them.

This workshop will be highly participative. The Solution Focused approach will be demonstrated through role play and through the use of audiovisual
material. Psychotherapists and counsellors working with Employee Assistance Programmes or engaged in short-term approaches with clients should find this training of particular benefit as many of the organisations and companies providing these services seek practitioners trained in SFBT.


  • Friday, 21 June 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This course will be of interest to mental health professionals and students who are interested in learning more about the subject area.


  • Certificate of Attendance and Participation
  • CPD: 6 hours


  • €95.00 (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.


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About the Workshop Facilitator

Eamon McElwee
Eamon McElweeIICP Module and CPD Lecturer
Eamon is an accredited counsellor and supervisor. He has been counselling individuals and couples at the Skerries Surgery since 1997. He trained in the USA and was awarded Masters’ Degrees from Fordham University, New York and Loyola University, Chicago. Eamon was formerly Head of Training for Accord Marriage Counselling Service, and Director of Training in the Dundalk Counselling Centre. In addition to his work at the Skerries Surgery, he formerly lectured on groupwork and counselling at Trinity College. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer at IICP College, and lectures in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, UCD and the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Churchtown.