Welcome to Affordable Professional Development Training!

APDT is an organisation that has been set up to provide high quality professional development workshops at affordable prices for mental health professionals and other members of the community.


Our next event...

Two fantastic days of Professional Development!


Solution Focused Brief Therapy for Adolescents & Adults


Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May 2016 in Parramatta


COST: $484 (GST incl) 


Speaker:Frances Huber, Psychologist

This popular course provides a comprehensive introduction to the ‘strengths perspective’ and resilience focus in human services work, and to the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy approach (SFBT) and its application to a range of counselling settings.

The course presents the theoretical background of the approach and systematic explanation, demonstration and practice of the key skills and tools of SFBT - the main forms of questioning and interventions. Videotapes of real therapy sessions and practical exercises allow participants to explore the use of the approach with a variety of client types, including those seen as ‘unmotivated’ or ‘resistant’, and those dealing with issues relating to trauma and abuse.

Frances Huber is a psychologist and Senior Associate of the Brief Therapy Institute of Sydney. She has many years of experience training and supervising a wide range of practitioners in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

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 I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the presentation yesterday and how valuable I thought it was. I have been working in pain management in private practice for several years and I was pleasantly surprised that yesterday gave me fresh ideas about how to conceptualise clients' experience of pain and present the information to them. (Suzanne, Clinical Psychologist)  

 I found the workshop very practical with skills that I can apply straightaway in therapy. (Evelene, Psychologist)

 I love the vibe of your workshops - they're always so friendly!