The most effective way to learn solution-focused professional skills is to have intensive guided practice. This course provides participants with practice opportunities to demonstrate advanced solution-focused brief therapy in transdisciplinary contexts. Participants will learn to apply solution-focused practices within diverse clinical contexts, including with children, families, externally motivated clients, and clients experiencing grief, trauma, and substance use disorders and wellness. Participants will learn to formulate solution-focused questions to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. Participants will engage in video case discussions, break-out sessions, group exercises, and role-plays. Participants will be expected to provide a summary of written clinical practice exercises provided throughout the course. The course includes six bi-monthly group sessions (two hours each, 12 hours total) with live interactive teaching under the guidance of an expert solution-focused practitioner. This course requires completion of Basic Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies. This course is limited to 25 participants per cohort to maximize interactive learning.
We also offer this as a self-paced customized course: ADVANCED Self-Paced Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies. By recording your organization’s live sessions, we can provide organizations with a customized ADVANCED Self-Paced Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies course that offers a sustainable, flexible, and customizable solution to provide organizations with training and continuing education even if participants cannot be present for the 12 hours of live-interactive ADVANCED – Solution-focused skills and practice for agencies course. The self-paced customized course also provides solutions to meet the challenges of training mental health organizations with complex staffing needs, onboarding new staff, staff turnover, unanticipated crises that require immediate staff attention, or any of a variety of unpredictable events that make it difficult for staff to participate in all 12 hours of the live sessions. Continuing education mandates require participants to be present for the entire live synchronous courses. This self-paced course offers a creative solution. This course has a required exam to earn continuing education credits.
Last Updated: December 2022
Target Audience: Social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, educators, and medical professionals; appropriate for intermediate and advanced levels of knowledge. This course provides participants with practice opportunities to apply Solution-Focused Brief conversations with children, families, and clients experiencing grief, trauma, and substance use disorders. This course provides opportunities for participants to observe video examples, engage in break-out sessions, group exercises, and role-plays and share successes and challenges in applying solution-focused practice.
Participants will be assessed in the following manner:
- Class Participation: Participants are invited to clarify things they do not understand, pose questions, offer ideas, and broaden perspectives.
- Produce a summary of written clinical practice exercises provided throughout the course
- Present an example of how solution-focused practices are integrated into your area of practice.
12 CE Credit /Clock Hours are available for this live course.
Please see our Continuing Education Information page for information about CE credits and clock hours and our accreditations and approvals for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage & family therapists.
Participants should check with their professional licensing boards to ensure that a specific course will be accepted for their continuing education requirements.
To receive continuing education hours, the participant must attend the entire online presentation, engage in all activities, and complete the course evaluation.
Upon successfully completing the course, students will be given instructions on downloading and printing their Certificates of Completion.
No conflicts of interest or commercial support are present for the CE program, instructor, or presentation.
Pricing varies according to agency needs. Please contact us and consider scheduling a pre-training agency consultation.