IAFPD Primary Certificate in Problem Focused Counselling, Coaching and Training
This two-day workshop is based upon the problem solving approaches e.g. Palmer (1994), Wasik (1984) Palmer and Burton (1996), Milner and Palmer (1998). It includes the seven-step cognitive behavioural and solution focused PRACTICE model sequence (Palmer, 2011): problem identification, realistic goal development, alternatives generated, consideration of consequences, target most feasible solution, implementation of chosen solution, and evaluation. For the purposes of skills training, participants should be prepared to discuss two personal problems in small group work. Normal rules of confidentiality apply.
To provide participants with an introduction to the theory and practice of problem solving within counselling and coaching settings.
• develop an understanding of and gain practice in using the seven-step PRACTICE model and two coaching models
• practise applying the models step by step to current problems
• practise using the techniques associated with problem solving
• distinguish between problem interfering thoughts (PITS) and problem enhancing thoughts (PETS)
• understand the differences between counselling and coaching
The trainer is Nick Edgerton or Professor Stephen Palmer.