Strengths-based Practice

Course Duration: ONE DAY
Capability and resilience. Popular for its effectiveness, capacity to enhance relationships and tendency to achieve meaningful outcomes, strengths-based practice has its foundations in social work but is used by diverse human services workers.

Where traditional approaches may have focused on an individual’s problems and disadvantages, strengths-based approaches focus on building personal strengths and aptitudes.

So rather than aiming to address deficit or correct client’s deficiencies, strengths-based practitioners see clients as capable and resilient and work with individual preferences and abilities to achieve the self-determined goals of each client.

This course will develop the skills of current strengths-based practitioners, along with providing foundation knowledge for those new to this approach. It also provides specific skills and templates for use with clients.

Content covered includes:

  • Understanding strengths-based approaches and their benefits
  • Goal orientation
  • Links with mental health
  • Assessing strengths, aptitudes and potential
  • Strengths-based language
  • Linking strengths with resources
  • Links with Solution Focused Therapy
  • Collaborative capacity building
  • The role of hope
  • Meaningful choice

This course includes

  • Engaging, up-to-date materials.
  • Take-home reference package and free online resources.
  • All day catering and beverages - with dietary needs catered for.
  • Post-course contacts for help and advice.
  • Certificate of attendance.


Evolve Events
Suite 9, 150 Hay Street
Subiaco 6008

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Our venue is wheelchair accessible, including toilets. However, if you have any special access needs or would like any support or adaptations to make learning easier for you, please let us know.


We offer a small number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend.

Scholarship recipients pay a nominal fee of $35 toward catering and materials.

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