Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) & Positive Psychology (PP)

This postgraduate unit  demonstrates the practical and philosophical components of Solution Focused Brief Therapy & Positive Psychology and integrates them with theological perspectives of pastoral care and counselling. These psychological techniques are widely used and form the basis for much of the psychological approaches used in coaching for performance.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Counselling

Credit Points




Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. display a perceptive understanding of the philosophy behind PP and SFBT while applying and evaluating the theories and the practice of the these therapies
  2. investigate and analyse the empirical validation of these therapeutic interventions
  3. explore and analyse the role of happiness in positive psychology
  4. conduct interviews using PP and SFBT and demonstrate well-developed proficiency with each therapy
  5. apply professional competence in the process of integrating spirituality with the ideas and practice of PP and SFBT.
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