Sign up to our mailing list to receive information about our training courses and other Solution-Focused news.


Another way to keep up-to-date with Solution-Focused news and comment, changes and additions to our training schedule and news from AASFBT.

The Brief Therapy Institute of Sydney is pleased to continue our association with Compass Seminars, an organisation providing training to professionals in counselling/welfare/education (particularly with child/ adolescent and family sector). Compass Seminars brings quality training to a variety of Australian cities.

In 2009–2016, Michael Durrant presented one-day and two-day seminars for Compass in different states. Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and in Supervision, has been successful in Brisbane, Hobart, Townsville, Cairns, Newcastle, Canberra, Perth, Darwin, Launceston and the Gold Coast. In 2013, we also introduced a new one-day training Positive Schools — offering new ideas for teachers, Deputy Principals, year advisers and coordinators and school welfare staff. This course was welcomed in Hobart and Adelaide.

In 2017, Michael is offering more Solution-Focused training under the auspices of Compass Seminars.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy — two-day course

  • Darwin — 6 & 7 April
  • Hobart — 28 & 29 June
  • Perth — 14 & 15 June
  • Canberra — 14 & 15 August
  • Newcastle — 30 & 31 October
  • Toowoomba — 27 & 28 November
  • Townsville — 29 & 30 November

Post-Traumatic Success — two-day course

  • Adelaide — 23 & 24 August


For details, go to