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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) in New Zealand. Compass Seminars brings quality training to ELEVEN different New Zealand centres.

In 2006–2017, Michael Durrant presented one-day seminars for Compass in eleven different New Zealand cities, with around 100 people at each of these seminars. Then, the three-day "intensive" SFBT course has been successful in Hamilton, Christchurch, Wellington, Palmerston North, Dunedin, Rotorua, Tauranga and Auckland (more than once in many of these centres). The "intensive" course is isually fully-booked. Two-day training on Supervision has been highly-rated and attracted large audiences in a number of major NZ centres.

Michael has also presented his "Strengths and Solutions in Schools" training in New Zealand. This training offers new ideas for Deputy Principals, year deans and coordinators and school welfare staff. For more information about our schools training and consulting, please go to our Strengths-in-Schools web site.

In 2018, Michael will be offering more Solution-Focused training in New Zealand in conjunction with Compass Seminars.

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THREE-DAY INTENSIVE — Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • 11 –13 April — Christchurch

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP — Supervision: Building Strengths, Developing Competencies

  • 9–10 April — Palmerston North

For details, go to

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