Details for Solution Focused Therapy and Positive Psychology

This subject introduces students to the methodology and practice of Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), including the emergence, integrational practice, and important figures for this therapy, as well as the individual, family and group approaches to this therapy.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC331
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Solution Focused Therapy and Positive Psychology

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Analyse Solution Focused Therapy, with reference to biblical perspectives, its historical development and place in counselling today;
  2. Critique the application of Solution Focused Therapy against another form of therapy;
  3. Describe and begin employing the core skills, ideas, and practices that make up Narrative Therapy;
  4. Analyse and critique these developing skills and practices;
  5. Create a collaborative relationship with clients where they can apply their skills and solution focused techniques and format to allow self-discovery for clients with a view to facilitating change;
  6. Articulate a personal approach to Solution Focused Therapy, supporting the details of this approach with biblical principles and research material.

Subject Content

  • The emergence of solution focused therapy
  • Important figures in solution focused therapy
  • The methodology and practice of SFT
  • The language of solution focused therapy
  • Integrational practice
  • Body focused and emotional variations to Solution focused therapy
  • Individual, family and group approaches in SFT

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (eLearning)
  • Intensives
  • Extensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Workbook (25%)
  • Group Assessment and Therapy Plan (15%)
  • Individual Roleplay (25%)
  • Personal Reflection (10%)
  • Minor Essay (25%)

Prescribed Text

Ratner, H., George, E., Iveson, C. (2012) Solution Focused Brief Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques. Routledge.

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any textbooks.