Details for Solution Focused Therapy and Positive Psychology

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC531
  • 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. Examine brief intervention theories and therapies, including Solution Focused Therapy and Positive Psychology;
  2. Develop an advanced understanding of how to apply brief intervention therapeutic techniques to a range of presenting issues;
  3. Assess, conceptualise and determine the use of Solution Focused and Positive Psychology for a range of presenting issues, including integration considerations;
  4. Develop the skills to create a collaborative client-therapist relationship.

Subject Content

  • Understanding brief intervention theory and therapies
  • Development of the client-therapist relationship
  • Assessment, case formulation and treatment planning
  • The application and practice of brief intervention therapeutic techniques
  • Specific techniques for solution focussed and positive psychology
  • Structuring and formatting brief intervention therapy sessions
  • Limitations of brief interventions
  • Facilitating personal and professional wellbeing
  • Contexts and presentations
  • Understanding the connection between cognitive processes and distress

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (e-Learning)
  • Intensives

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

Assessment Methods

  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Workbook (20%)
  • Assessment & Therapy Plan, Role Play & Personal Reflection (50%)

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 texts