Behavioral Health Training for Staff and Organizations

The Institute For Solution-Focused Therapy is a world premier solution-focused training institute. We provide customized training and consultation in the evidence-based practice of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). We train individuals, staff, and workforces with practical and sustainable skills that can be immediately applied with clients.

We offer a broad range of courses including hybrid program options that combine live-interactive synchronous experiences with self-paced remote learning components maximizing training effectiveness. Courses are eligible for continuing education credit.

Our transdisciplinary training approaches serve to address a wide range of professional disciplines including physicians, mental health practitioners, educators, para-professionals, nurses, military, EAP organizations, probation officers, crisis teams, in-home therapy teams, and others.

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  • Evidenced-Based Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and practices
  • Continuing education for psychologists, social workers, and mental health clinicians
  • A focus on sustainable training within organizations to promote workforce development
  • Outcome-oriented with a focus on fidelity and evidence-based practices
  • Trauma-informed, client-centered, goal-directed, strength-based
  • Online flexibility in scheduling to meet the needs of large behavioral health organizations
  • Transdisciplinary training for behavioral health clinicians, paraprofessionals, teachers, educators, nurses, physicians, and psychiatric practitioners.
  • A broad spectrum of courses from basic to advanced to ongoing enhancement sessions
  • Practical solution-focused tools and techniques that can be immediately put into practice
  • Individualized course curriculum
  • Ongoing student progress reports for self-paced distance courses available upon request
  • All synchronous sessions can be recorded and included in your individualized course for the term
  • Interactive and between-session practice exercises
  • Role-playing and video demonstrations
  • Case presentations with master solution-focused practitioners
  • PTSD, trauma, suicide, substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, crisis, workforce development, grief, palliative care, school-based mental health, children, families, coping with chronic medical conditions, mental performance coaching, and staff wellness
  • Physician, board-certified adult and child psychiatrist, doctoral-level clinical psychologists with over 30+ years of training experience in 22 countries
  • Courses eligible for continuing education credit
  • Authored numerous books and publications on solution-focused brief therapy
  • Known internationally as leaders in the solution-focused field
  • Hybrid learning opportunities including self-paced and synchronous live courses
  • Involved in state of the art research
  • Focus on sustainable training within organizations to promote workforce development and retention
  • Outcome-oriented with a focus on fidelity and evidence-based practices
  • Online flexibility in scheduling to meet the needs of large behavioral health organizations
  • A broad spectrum of courses from basic to advanced to ongoing enhancement sessions
  • Customized course curriculum
  • Courses updated and improved on a consistent basis
  • Ongoing student progress reports for asynchronous courses available upon request
  • All synchronous sessions can be recorded and included in your customized course for the term
  • Interactive and between-session practice exercise
  • Role-playing, video demonstrations, case presentations with master solution-focused practitioners
  • We provide courses for individual practitioners and behavioral staff organizations
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Social Service Organizations
  • Youth and Family Service Agencies
  • Military Mental Health Services
  • Hospitals and other Healthcare Settings
  • Integrative Care Organizations
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Substance Use Treatment and Recovery Programs
  • Educational School Settings K-12
  • University and College Counseling and Advising Centers
  • Business and Human Resource Management
  • Paraprofessional Training

Staff Training Options

Taste – Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies

2 CE Credit/Clock Hours

taste solution focused agencies

This 2-hour live course is designed to provide a “taste” of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. It offers behavioral health organizations an opportunity to be introduced to the approach and consider further training if interested.

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Basic – Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies

12 CE Credit/Clock Hours

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This course includes 12 hours of live interactive teaching and is designed to provide practical skills and opportunities to practice the core solution-focused skills under the guidance of a master solution-focused practitioner and trainer. This course provides an additive live-interactive learning dimension to our self-paced behavioral health course offerings.

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Advanced – Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies

12 CE Credit/Clock Hours

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This 12 hour live online course is designed to provide practical skills and opportunities to practice more advanced in-depth solution-focused skills, enhancing the clinician’s mastery and confidence in the Solution-Focused approach.

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Enhancement – Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies

CE Credit/Clock Hours TBD

enhancement solution focused agencies course

This live experiential course provides behavioral health organization staff opportunities to sustain and strengthen solution-focused skills under the guidance of a master solution-focused practitioner and trainer. This course requires the completion of the Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies (Basic or Advance).

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Supervision – Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies

12 CE Credit/Clock Hours

supervision solution focused agencies course

Clinical supervision and consultation are complex activities occurring in various settings and play an essential role in behavioral health organizations. This live experiential course provides staff opportunities to learn solution-focused supervision and consultation skills under the guidance of a master solution-focused practitioner and trainer. This course requires the completion of the Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies (Basic or Advance).

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Hybrid – Customized Self-paced and Synchronous Training Options

CE Credit/Clock Hours TBD

hybrid-customized self-paced agency training

We know each behavioral health organization has unique needs and contexts in which they serve clients and their community. We customize training programs to meet your specific needs. View here to see options available.

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Additional Training Customization

Follow-up live training sessions tailored to individual agency needs, mandates and targeted clinical populations may be added to any of these three options.

Want More Information about Arranging Live Synchronous Training for Your Agency Staff?

The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy provides customized staff training designed to address the unique needs and goals of mental health, human service, medical, and educational organizations. If you are interested in scheduling a time to discuss staff training options for your workplace, simply fill out and return this short form and our Director Dr. Anne Lutz will contact you to set up a Zoom consultation.

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