Free Webinar: Conversations That Create Hope with David Hains and Emma Burns
Date:1:00pm to 2:00pm on 23 September 20
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an approach which is forward-focused rather than looking backwards to analyse the past. It is based on solution building and explores strengths, personal resources and future hopes rather than problems, illness, weakness or deficits.
Applicable and effective in a range of clinical, social, educational and corporate settings, it can be used in virtually any situation where people want to improve something in their lives. One of the great things is that you don't have to be a therapist to use it, and this presentation will highlight that anyone can use SFBT in any situation where a person wants something to be better, but may not know how to go about doing it.
David is a mental health Nurse Consultant working in a hospital emergency department in Adelaide, and his job is to have people leaving the ED in a better state than when they arrived - but he may only have a short time to do this.
He is the President of the Australasian Solution Focused Association, and has been awarded the Achievement Award from the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, and the South Australian Premier's Nursing Scholarship. His private business Left Turn brings his knowledge, experience and passion for the solution focused approach out of the hospital and into the real world.
Emma is a registered psychologist who immediately fell in love with the Solution Focused approach when introduced to it in 2011. Emma has worked in mental health, education, traumatic incident response and was the national clinical advisor for suicide bereavement, and is currently employed by NZ Police within the family harm team.
She has a special interest in suicide prevention and is developing a project called Conversations in Custody for those in police custody. She is the vice president of the Australasian Solution Focused Association, and has a small part-time business delivering training, supervision and counselling.