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Module Title
Application of Solution Focused Brief Therapy to Practice
Reference NU3792 Version 4
Created February 2007 SCQF Level SCQF 9
Approved January 2008 SCQF Points 30
Amended August 2016 ECTS Points 15

Aims of Module
To enable participants to integrate Solution Focused Therapy into practice and to develop the students skills of reflective practice.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Discuss a range of systemic approaches to working with individuals and families and give examples of their application to practice.
2 Analyse a number of solution focused brief interventions from their own practice using a formal reflective model.
3 Explore the implications of adherence to a code of ethics and practice for both the individual and organisation.
4 Discuss their awareness of the impact of wider social context in respect of a range of issues, and demonstrate a commitment to anti-discriminatory practice.
5 Analyse their personal learning process over time.

Indicative Module Content
Solution focused brief therapy; theory and practice, systemic family therapy, narrative therapy, critical thinking, Milan model, family life cycle, structural family therapy, ethical practice, social context including: race, class, culture, gender, religion, sexual orientiation, age, and disability. Self reflection, critique of practice, models of supervision, self directed study, key literature in solution focused, and systemic practice.

Module Delivery
This is a lecture based course supplemented with a range of participative, practice based study sessions.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A N/A
Non-Contact Hours N/A N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

Explanatory Text
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module In addition to course entry requirements, or equivalent, students must have completed Module NU3784 Solution Focused Brief Therapy (or equivalent).
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 HANTON, P., 2011. Skills in solution focused brief counselling and psychotherapy. London: Sage.
2 DALLOS, R. and DRAPER, R., 2015. An Introduction to family therapy: systemic theory and practice. 4th ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
3 MCKERGOW, M. and BAILEY, H., 2015. HOST: Six new roles of engagement. London: Solutions Books.
4 EDWARDS, J., 2012. Strengths-based supervision in clinical practice. London: Sage.
5 CONNIE, E. and METCALF, L., 2009 The art of solution focused therapy. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.


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