Scheduled Certification Training Classes

Solution-Focused Fundamentals and Practice  Online Blended Certificate Course

Date: Spring 2017 January 17 – May 12th, 2017

Framingham State University

This course provides an introduction to foundational knowledge, training and practice in the Solution-Focused approach. The course reviews the evolution of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, the core therapeutic elements of this approach, current evidence supporting it, and delineates this approach from other therapeutic models. The class is taught in a blended “hybrid” format that includes 3 in-person class days and 14 classes using a web-based program called Blackboard Collaborate. Synchronous online lectures, videos, practice exercises, role-plays, professional diaries, and other learning activities, including selected readings and quizzes, are used. Students who successfully complete the course will be Eligible for Level 1 Solution-Focused Practitioner Certification in Solution-Focused practices. Weekly online activities will include a combination of a virtual lecture, practice exercises, video demonstrations and discussion of the week’s reading. There will be a “Guest Expert” lecture series in which  several guest experts from around the world will talk about applications of solution-focused therapy.  Weekly homework will include a combination of readings, personal and professional practice training activities, and techniques learned in class will be practiced during working hours. All synchronous and face-to-face classes will be recorded for reference if needed

Face to Face meetings: 1/21/17; 2/18/17; 5/6/17 (all from 10-2pm)
Synchronous sessions will be held every Thursday from 7-9pm.

Cost: $1,170
This course received a  Course of Distinction Award in 2016 through the  Massachusetts College Online (MCO) recognizing it as a model for an online and blended learning course in Solution-Focused Fundamentals and Practice.

To register through Framingham State University, please follow instructions below. If you have any difficulties, please email Dr. Deborah McMakin at

Registration steps

1. You can “quick admit” by going to the following link: and select “ I am registering for my first course  at FSU and am not enrolled in a program”
A second line of text appears with the link “registration system” which will then allow you to quick admit into the Spring 2017 semester.

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Summer Intensive Certificate Program in Solution-Focused Fundamentals and Practice

Date: 7/17/17 – 7/21/17

Please note that if you have any difficulties with registration, contact Anne Miller at or call at 508-215-5837.

Place: Framingham State University, Framingham MA

Sponsored by Framingham State University

The Solution-Focused Summer Intensive provides a rigorous 5- day certificate program in Solution-Focused Fundamentals and Practice. Yvonne Dolan and  Anne Lutz invite you to visit Framingham State University,  just 25 miles from Boston.  This intensive will provide the fundamentals of the solution-focused approach, applications of this approach with substance use, trauma, schools, the medical setting, supervision/coaching and research in the field. The workshop will be taught using a combination of didactics, role-plays, ample video examples, exercises and case discussions. There will be plenty of opportunities to network, build relationships and have a forum to exchange and collaborate on ideas.

There will be readings, videos and practice exercises provided outside of the training to fulfill  requirements for certification.

 Pricing: $1199.00 for the course.

Early Bird Registration: $1099.00 if register before 4/1/17

Register for Summer Intensive Program