New solution-focused training courses for 2020
















There is something magical about introductory solution-focused training courses, with many people who have attended them saying that they changed their lives. Whether or not that happens for you, attending one of these courses is sure to equip you with ideas and skills you can start using in your work straightaway.


GuyShennan solution-focused training courses 2020

I am pleased to announce my first set of training courses for 2020.


I am running two introduction to solution-focused practice courses, in Bethnal Green in East London, in June and November this year. 

They will take place at the historic St Margaret's House, which has been a centre of positive social change in the East End since 1889. It is just a five minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, which is only one stop from Liverpool Street and easily accessible from London's other mainline stations.


Each course will last for two days, and prices have been held once again at £225, with a 15% discount for self-funders.

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2019 sees second edition of Solution-Focused Practice


I was pleased to be asked by my publisher to produce a second edition of my book, Solution-Focused Practice: Effective Communication to Facilitate Change, which first came out in 2014. I was honoured to have endorsements on the back cover of two people in the solution-focused world I respect highly.

Cover of Solution-Focused Practice: Effective Communication to Facilitate Change (2nd edition), by Guy Shennan

Michael Durrant, long the leading light of solution-focused brief therapy in Australia and the founder of the Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, kindly wrote:

"Guy is undoubtedly THE leading figure, internationally, in the “next generation” of Solution Focused practitioners and authors. He presents the Solution-Focused approach systematically in a way that is true to history but which offers his own insights and reflections and is thoroughly accessible and useful."

Monica Rotner, the President of the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association in the United States, wrote:

"This book is a lovely balance of the complexity and simplicity with which solution-focused thought occurs and can be applied. Guy is able to dive in to the depth of the solution- focused philosophy, while demonstrating how it can be used practically. The book paints a navigable bridge from 'the thinking’ to ‘the doing’ in the field of solution-focused theory and practice."

There are a few more case examples in the new edition, some thoughts on the centrality of hope and reasons for using the phrase ‘best hopes’, and an updated resources section at the back. I hope the end of chapter summaries add to the book’s clarity and ease of use too.


Available from all good booksellers, and direct from the publisher:

Guy Shennan Associates

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Cover of Solution-Focused Practice, book by Guy Shennan

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