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Strengths Approach to Practice
Strengths Approach to Practice - Start Here!
Welcome video (2:16)
Welcome to the course!
Introduction to the Strengths Approach
Introduction to the strengths approach - video (1:47)
Why take a strengths approach?
What are the origins of the strengths approach?
St Luke's and the strengths approach (11:34)
What is the strengths approach and how does it work? (14:25)
What is a strength?
Power-over and Power-with
Introduction to Module Two: Power-over and power-with - video (2:28)
Why is it important to think about power?
What are some of the different types of power?
Hidden rules of power (13:18)
What is 'power-over' and how does it affect us?
What is meant by 'power-with'?
The importance of reflective practice in reducing power imbalances
How can we work together to create the conditions for change? (25:23)
Strengths-based Conversations and the Five Column Tool
Introduction to Module Three: Strengths-based conversations and the Five Column Tool - video (2:37)
Creating the conditions for a strengths-based conversation – building trust and respect
Creating the conditions for a strengths-based conversation – rapport and active listening
Stages of a strengths-based conversation - part one
Stages of a strengths-based conversation - part two (27:44)
Five Column conversation – practice example
Strengths-based Skills and Tools
Introduction to Module Four: Strengths approach tools - video (2:41)
The power of questions
What is 'reframing' and why is it so important in the strengths approach?
Reframing and labels (13:55)
What is 'externalising'?
Noticing and measuring change
Example of strengths-based practice in action - video (6:13)
A summary of strengths approach principles
Some additional material you might find useful
Strengths-based practice is best practice
Introduction to the strengths approach - video
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