Feb 9 2018 Conference: Solution Focused Practice in Statutory Contexts


Essex County Council Childrens Social Care Academy & the Divisional Based Intervention Service

This first of its kind conference is being held in Colchester, Essex
Friday 9th February 2018 from 09.30am – 4.30pm

The aim of the conference is to:
ð  Share good practice and positive outcomes using Solution Focused Practice
ð  Promote use of Solution Focused Practice in a range of contexts
ð  Provide networking opportunities for professionals using SF
ð  Raise awareness of Solution Focused Practice as an effective model to achieve change
ð  Develop a Solution Focused Practice community to support ongoing practice developments
ð  Support practitioners to provide better experiences and outcomes for children and families
ð  Promote and strengthen Collaborative practice with families

With keynote presentations from:
Harvey Ratner, BRIEF, London, UK
‘Hopes, signs, instances: Developing a different language for Solution Focused Practice’
Harvey is a founding member of BRIEF, Solution Focused training, therapy and coaching agency established in London in 1989 with fellow social workers Evan George and Chris Iveson, and is co-director of the Diploma in Solution Focused Practice. Their publications include Solution Focused Brief Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques. Inspired by Steve de Shazer’s drive to create a therapeutic approach using the simplest and most minimal means possible, the team evolved the opening question for clients ‘what are your best hopes from our work together?’ which has been the foundation of their work for nearly 20 years. Over that time the team has developed its idiosyncratic version of Solution Focused Practice, and in this presentation Harvey will describe the developments with illustrations from videos of client work

Essex Divisional Based Intervention Team
In this discussion, we will be looking at how much information we receive, what form this takes and what we do with it all. And despite all of this information, we know that from a Solution Focused standpoint, we don’t need any information in order to start work with someone and ask them their best hopes from our work. So how do we manage this so that we are in a position to provide the best possible intervention for those we are working with.

And workshops offered by esteemed Individuals in SF Community including:
Solution Focused Practice for Clients with Additional Needs
Anita McKiernan – Advanced Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Clinical Tutor, City, University of London

Solutions Focused Coaching for Inclusion and Wellbeing in Schools
Geoffrey James, The Solutions Focused Coach

SFBT to Address Client Trauma

Elliot Connie  Psychotherapist, Author, Researcher & Lecturer, Developer of Solution Building Couples Therapy

Guy Shennan, Solution Focused Consultant, Guy Shennan Associates www.sfpractice.co.uk

Solution Focused Practice within Safeguarding Contexts

Laura Davis and Allegra Harrison, Divisionally Bases Intervention Team
Essex County Council Children’s Social Care
Solution Focused – working with families

Luke Goldie-McSorley and Felix Frimpong, Divisionally Based Intervention Team
Essex County Council Children’s Social Care

Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided
Dietary requirements and access needs/special requirement will need to be emailed to ESCA.SCF@Essex.gov.uk

£97.85: The cost includes booking fee, refreshments and lunch

We do hope to see you there for what promises to be a day of valuable discussions and insight into research and evidence from leading field specialists.

Essex Social Care Academy – Children and Families
Essex County Council
Telephone: 03330 138906
Email: esca.scf@essex.gov.uk | www.essex.gov.uk

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