- The training was very good, I got a lot out of it
and have come away with some ideas of how
to implement them into my practice which was
my goal at the outset of the training.
- I loved the training and found it eye opening.
I am keen to put this into practice. Doris and
Lara are brilliant!
- I thoroughly enjoyed attending the training as
I felt it was helpful in providing the skills which
I can adapt in practice. Having a smaller group
of people in the training session meant that it
was intimate and personalised. Everyone felt
able to discuss content of the session as well
as bring answers forward. Both presenters kept
the content very engaging throughout the day.
I would recommend spending more time
discussing and applying the 4 skills learnt at
the end of the day. Perhaps even role play of
providing these skills and then having
feedback from the presenters about how we did.
- Very interesting and overall good presentation-
training. A little bit difficult to understand how
to apply and where in a NHS work context.
Indeed, as this precious language tool we can
use has to be answered and meet at the same
level by our interlocutors
- A fantastic training! Thank you to Lara and
Doris. It’s been “Very Good” because it was
informal, interactive and engaging. There was
a good balance of information and exercises
that were very helpful. I enjoyed the intimate
group size – enough to keep track of people’s
thoughts and ideas. I cannot fault the session.
Perhaps a request or something to think
about... I think going through in detail how
SFT would be used in the DIALOG+ assessment
would be helpful, e.g. going through each
question and reflecting on how SFT can be
applied. That might mean the training might
be held over two days or an additional part
for those who are interested. I am only
suggesting this because I thought the
training would be heavily focused on this.
- Helpful tips of encouraging positive solution
focussed conversations Warm and friendly
facilitators Managed time well and kept
small group engaged Good that breakout
rooms had the power slides on them as
- Very engaging day, and well presented and
facilitated. A lot of tools and strategies
covered in a relatively short amount of
time so I personally had difficulty getting
going with putting them in to practice
during the role plays and needed prompting,
but the guidance provided by the facilitator
during the role play was excellent, being both
supportive and encouraging. I learnt a lot of
really useful information which I can see
making a significant and positive difference
to interactions with others, and increasing
a sense of empowerment. Thank you
- Course was very informative. Facilitators
took their time to explore content and
ensure that I appreciated and reflected
the contents of the training and what
- I felt the last part of the session could
have been condensed in time as it felt
quite long towards the end.
- I really enjoyed the session. Facilitators
were very engaging. I think it might be
helpful to make it a two day training.
- I would like to take this opportunity to
thank the opportunity to learning and
commitment of the instructors. I had
the pleasure of having an intense
personal and professional improvement
with the experience. I am also grateful
for the amiable and receptiveness of
the professors who were kind in sharing
- such precious knowledge and so patiently
lend themselves to practicing with us
techniques that will be of great utility
and application to my patients in
mental health care. A lot of thanks!
- I learned a lot and also had fun during
the session! I’m glad that I had the
opportunity to enjoy the training.
- A really good training session and
thank you for inviting me!
- It was good to get a better
understanding of how Dialog+
should be used. I think it may have
been helpful to have differentiated a
little more between Dialog and Trialog
and explore case studies that were
more relevant to service users that
we come across, rather than problems
that individuals are facing in the
training. Personally, I do not feel so
comfortable exploring that in that
kind of environment but that may
just be me! I would have liked a little
longer off for lunch and the breaks,
if possible, I find it difficult to be in
front of a screen for so long without
a more substantial time away. Again,
that may just be me! Thanks again
for the training. It was really
informative. Thank you also for
acknowledging the issues that I
have faced implementing this
approach in practice.
- I would have rated all of the above
as excellent had that been an option!
It was great to be part of such a small
group and have the opportunity to
work through case studies in detail.
I really appreciated the chance to
also get feedback from a peer observing
the case study. I have attended SFBT
training in the past and been sceptical
of the approach because it was
delivered in a very formulaic way.
This training has given me a whole
new perspective as it showed me how
it can be applied with much more
sensitivity and nuance to have natural
and supportive conversations with a
range of clients and colleagues. I learnt
so much that is applicable both to my
clinical work and my career development.
- It was great to experience practising
using the tools Thank You!
- Great session with a good balance
between theory and discussion.
Group size is also ideal especially
on virtual sessions. Makes it more
manageable and we get to know
each other quite well. Gives
opportunity to have more interaction.
- I thoroughly enjoyed the training
and had learnt the most I ever have
done through an online training course,
it was very interactive and the
facilitators were very engaging
and encouraging! Thank you 😊
- I just wanted to thank you for
yesterday’s course in Solution Solving.
I found it very interesting and educational.
I feel much more confident now to
speak to service users. Thank you also
for offering your help if I find myself
in a situation that I am not confident
to handle and need advice.
- Thank you very much for this session,
it was informative and enjoyable, and
I learned a lot from the presentations
and other participants. I especially
liked learning about how to use
DIALOG conversations in practice
(my main aim for the session) by
taking part in these conversations
myself. Constructive criticisms:
the training felt slightly rushed
at times due to the amount of
content covered in the time –
it would have worked better
for me if the day had been
slightly longer with more breaks;
the Q&A was generally well-
managed, although I sometimes
felt that some participants could
have been given more opportunities
to speak and share their ideas and questions.
- Thanks very much for a great session.
I am very sorry that I kept nipping out.
Definitely understand a lot more about
Trialog now and how to use
effectively. As have a good bit of
experience as a coach, was okay on
that side of things.
- I think there was too much recapping,
which I found frustrating and time-
consuming. I think it probably would
have been more helpful if attendees
had practiced doing the 4 steps
themselves as interviewers, not just as
interviewees. Content was interesting
but I was expecting more of a training
about DIALOG+ explicitly and how it
is used at ELFT. Found lots of the
info about re-framing questions very
- Lara & Doris were fantastic teachers
and allowed space for attendees to
explore the topic(s) without
judgement. They encouraged
autonomy and ideas with a lot of
care and knowledge. If possible the
team may consider doing 2 x ½-day
sessions rather than a whole day?
My engagement was highest in the
morning but dipped slightly in the PM.
- I thoroughly enjoyed the training
and seeing Dialog/Dialog+ in practice
– the training will help my team
tremendously in understanding
the role of Solution Focused Problem
Solving within the context of
Personalised Support Planning
/ Personal Health Budgets /
Patients Know Best.
- Hi, Doris! Sorry about the delay!
I had an incredible and very
productive time on January
20th with your group! It went
way beyond my expectations!
Thanks for the availability to
help us during our project. It
will be very important to us!
Best regards, Carol
- Thanks for delivering this
session yesterday, I enjoyed it
and learned a lot!
- Thanks for the great day,
was fantastic learning from
- I found yesterday's training
extremely helpful and feel
that my understanding of SFPS
/ Dialog /+ has improved greatly.
The session was also very
engaging - no mean feat for
an all-day online session.