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BPS Approved Certificate in Resource Based Therapies

Original price was: £864.00.Current price is: £648.00.

The BPS Approved Certificate in Resource Based Therapies (RBT) consists of 3 modules / 5 training days that can be booked together or separately.

3 Modules of the Certificate in Resource Based Therapies are Motivational Interviewing & Beyond (2 day course), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (2 day course), Positive Psychotherapy: Supercharge Your Practice. There is a considerable overlap and shared theoretical underpinnings to these three approaches. Firstly, they are all evidence based, with good psychological experimental underpinnings to the theories, process and interventions. Secondly, all three approaches are resource based in assumption, they focus on what the client already has that enables them to thrive, and look at how to amplify it. Motivational Interviewing draws strongly on Roger’s ideas regarding clients’ intrinsic motivation and has placed client perceptions of benefits and negative consequences at the centre of its approach. Brief Solution, of course, lives by the mantra of “There’s nothing wrong with you that what’s right with you, couldn’t fix” and Positive Psychology’s focus on strengths emphasises the importance of clients’ existing resources. Thirdly, as a result of the above, all three are outcome, thriving and future focused rather than causal, deficit and past focused. And this is still a relatively rare common feature in most psychotherapeutic approaches. Finally, all three utilise brief and practical interventions to facilitate change.

The structure of the 5 days is as follows:

Each module starts with an introduction to the three modalities: similarities and differences between Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Brief Therapy & Motivational interviewing and the limitations of pathology-based therapies.

Then each modality is explored at the appropriate course.

Motivational Interviewing & Beyond

A two day training course designed to empower you to motivate your clients and patients. You’ll be taken through a range of issues, strategies and tips designed to improve your motivational strategies whatever your client group –from treatment non-compliance through offending behaviour to working with those with severe mental health problems. This evidence-based seminar will address the following issues:

Solution Focused (Brief) Therapy – SFT or SFBT

This evidence-based two-day course is designed to provide you with the highest possible standard of training, a solid grounding in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and enable you to make immediate use of your learning on return to your workplace. It is invaluable in a range of health care and social services environments across the age span.

Positive Psychotherapy: Supercharge Your Practice

  • The history and evidence base of positive psychology and its practical application.
  • Enhancing “client wellbeing” “Teaching happiness” and its use with a range of client groups from children to offenders.
  • The relationship between well-being and the reduction in “problematic behaviour”.
  • Identifying and enhancing client strengths: VIA “Signature Strengths” and how they might be identified and used in therapy. Developing gratitude and its impact on motivation and mood.
  • The development of Optimism in pessimistic clients
  • Environmental interventions and their impact on pro-social behaviour and positive mood. Practical implications and uses.

The order, in which delegates attend the courses, is flexible. Delegates who attend one or more days will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (on the day). As an additional option delegates can take an assessment (comprising of additional reading and an online test) – successful completion of which will result in obtaining a Certificate of Assessed Academic Competence with 35 CPD hours.

Course outline

Total days: 5

Total Hours: 39

Course tutor

Paul Grantham Consultant Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine, Accredited CBT Therapist. With over 40 years of clinical experience, Paul is the Founder and Director of SDS, a bestselling author, an international presenter, and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.

Course structure

  • Full course video for each course
  • Full course materials as a PDF (downloadable)
  • Personalised CPD Certificate after each course
  • Final exam and overall certificate