Course Description & Objectives

There has been greater awareness of solution focus brief therapy (SFBT) since its inception in 1982. It is common for SFBT to be included in survey courses in both undergraduate and graduate social work programs. Several universities have included SFBT dedicated courses. While centralized training had been available at Brief Family Therapy Center (BFTC), the home of SFBT, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the passing of both Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, training is now much more regionalized. The difficulty is finding trainers who have the experience and training in order to teach SFBT. The basic solution-focused brief therapy training is a 2 and ½ days course. 

Over the course of the 2 and ½ days, participants will learn: 

• The evolution of the SF approach 

• Co-constructive language • Solution building versus problem solving 

• Assumptions that drive the model. 

• Goal setting 

• Microanalysis of Opportunities: How to listen with solution-building ears 

• The 7 solution focused intervention tools 

  1. The pre-session question Future oriented questions 
  2. The Miracle Question 
  3. Exception Questions 
  4. Scaling questions 
  5. Coping Questions 
  6. The clinical “thinking” break. 
  7. E.A.R.S: Structuring follow up sessions.. 

The training is highly interactive with experiential exercises to illustrate major points, video examples, discussions, and role playing to practice the 7 tools.

Course Objectives: 

  • Participants be abele to: 
  • Identify significant historical developments that have evolved the model 
  • Identify the distinction between solution building and problem solving: how to think beyond the medical model. 
  • Use the 11 SF assumptions that drive the model 
  • Identify and facilitate their clients to determine the 8 elements of a useful goal. 
  • Implement the 7 solution focused intervention tools and video examples of their use in actual sessions. 
  • Structure follow up sessions to continue the solution building process. 
  • Recognize solution-building opportunities from client utterances.


Instructor(s)

Joel Simon, LCSW-R

Class Information

Live-Online Interactive Class

    1. Presentation

    2. Microanalysis Chart

    3. Dots

    1. Thursday, June 2nd - Course Login Information

    2. Friday, June 3rd - Course Login Information

    3. Saturday, June 4th - Course Login Information

    1. Course Attendance Verification

    1. Course Survey

Registration Fee

  • $350.00

Course Delivery Method and Format Live Interactive Webinar - ZOOM

  • Live Online Interactive on the ZOOM platform

  • Participants of the course must have the capability of audio and viewing video. Closed Caption is available.

  • You are able to interact with the lecturer by using the chat function or verbally (if you have a working microphone).

How to Register

  • Select the class you wish to register for.

  • Enter all requested information. Please note, enter your name how you would like your certificate to be printed.

  • Once you register your course will be made available to you on your student dashboard.

Regsiter

If you are unsure on how to particicpiate in online learning our staff would be more than happy to assit you in this process!

Class Completion Requirements

  • Sign into the workshop on time. We will start promptly and there will be a cutoff for entry.

  • You are required to stay logged in and actively participate throughout the entire presentation.

  • Your attendance will be verified by the logon information provided by ZOOM.

  • Once the class is completed you will receive a course completion code and gain access to the surve

  • Your opinion matters!

  • After you complete the clas survey, you will have the oportunity to print or download your completion certificate.

This course has been approved for CE's by the following licensing boards:


Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE)


CHI Professional Development Inc, #1776, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CHI Professional Development Inc maintains responsibility for this course.


The following states recognize these CE approvals.

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM,NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY


These CE's are not recognized in NJ

 

These CE's are recognized in NY by the NYS Education Department - See Below


New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work


CHI Professional Development, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0538


New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners


CHI Professional Development, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0173



NAADAC Approved Education Provider


CHI Professional Development, Inc has been approved by as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #234330, CHI Professional Development, Inc is responsible for all aspects of their programming.


National Board of Certified Counselors

 

CHI Professional Development has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7194. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CHI Professional Development is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Certified


CHI Professional Development, Inc. is OASAS certified to provide CASAC renewal and CPP/CPS hours #1343

Accessibility, Cancellation, Grievance & Contact Information

Accessibility


It is my goal to create a learning experience that is as accessible as possible. If you anticipate any issues related to the format, materials, or requirements of this course, please contact me so we can explore potential options.

Michael Chiappone, LCSW

 

Cancellation Policy

Payment made in full. No refunds. If you cannot attend class please contact michael@chiprodevelopment.com to discuss options.


Grievance Policy

All complaints and grievances are reviewed by the social work consultant within 10 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and will be responded to within 10 business days.


Contact Information


michael@chiprodevelopment.com

631.212.5009