Application of Solution Focused Brief Therapy SCQF level 9; SCQF points 15; ECTS points 7.5

1. Overview

This short course allows students to develop their understanding and skills in solution-focused therapy and the wider context of systemic therapy, while having the opportunity to learn through reflection and observation of self and others.

It will be delivered over 26 weeks, including 5 days attendance on campus. Attendance days, one day per fortnight for ten weeks, will be focused on two major areas: facilitating practice skills, and discussion and critique of expert presentations from video / DVD resources.

2. What you will study

Course Content - Solution focused brief therapy; theory and practice, critical thinking, ethical practice, social context, self reflection, critique of practice, models of supervision, self directed study, key literature in solution focused, and systemic practice.

3. Entry requirements

Students must have completed module NU3784 solution focused brief therapy.

4. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

  • £795 .

International Students

  • £1860 .

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

  • £770 .

International Students

  • £900 .

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

  • £750 .

International Students

  • £1750 .

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students

  • £1000 course
  • £1690 course

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • £980 course

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


5. How to apply

For an application pack, please contact Lynne Ewan, Clerical Assistant

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SCQF level 9; SCQF points 15; ECTS points 7.5

Course length

26 weeks

Mode of Attendance


Academic school
School of Nursing & Midwifery
More information:
Steve Smith Lecturer in Mental Health
+44 (0)1224 262631

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781