Enhancement – Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies

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Enhancement – Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies

Live online interactive course

Credit/Clock Hours TBD

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The most effective way for behavioral health organization staff to sustain and strengthen solution-focused skills is to have ongoing intensive guided practice. This course is designed to provide 2-hour live-online experiential training sessions tailored to individual agency needs, mandates and targeted clinical populations under the guidance of a master solution-focused practitioner and trainer.

The number of enhancement sessions will be customized based on the needs of the agency. The course includes interactive teaching, personal and professional training practice exercises, case presentations, and role-plays. This course requires the completion of the Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies (Basic or Advance).

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate fluency in core solution-focused questions
  • Demonstrate the use of evidenced-based compliments
  • Demonstrate how to discover and amplify positive differences/exceptions using solution-focused questions
  • Illustrate building a shared dialect incorporating client and solution-focused language
  • Illustrate skills that facilitate the negotiation of goals and how to maintain a solution- focused conversation while gathering required clinical information.
  • Integrate solution-focused safety questions within a case
  • Apply solution-focused practices to work setting interactions or particular area of interest

Course Assessment

Participants will be assessed in the following manner:

  • Class Participation: Students are invited to clarify things they do not understand, pose questions, offer ideas, and broaden perspectives.

Instructional/CE Hours

TBD CE Credit/Clock Hours are available for this live course. To receive continuing education hours, the student must attend each live session, participate completely with all activities, and complete the course evaluation.

Continuing Education

CE Credit/Clock Hours are determined based on the enhancement training plan.

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.

Students should check with their professional licensing boards to make certain that a specific course will be accepted toward their continuing education requirements.

To receive continuing education hours, the student must attend the entire online presentation, engage in all activities, and complete the course evaluation.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be given instructions on how to download and print their Certificates of Completion.

Policy Information

Our complete policy and cancellation information can be viewed here.

For More Information

Pricing varies according to agency needs. Please contact us and consider scheduling a pre-training agency consultation.

Instructors and Authors

Anne Bodmer Lutz, B.S.N., M.D. is the Director of the Institute for Solution Focused Therapy. She was trained by the founders of Solution-Focused Brief therapy, Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer. She is a board-certified adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester MA, and was a nurse before becoming a physician. Anne has a private practice in West Boylston Massachusetts where she integrates solution-focused practices in her treatment of children and families. She provides direct clinical supervision, teaching, and training to medical students and psychiatric residents, workshops for community-based treatment organizations, agency based training and coaching in Solution-Focused Therapy. She has worked for many years integrating solution-focused practices in community mental health, residential treatment and with adolescents and families coping with substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Anne is the author of Learning Solution-Focused Therapy: An Illustrated Guide (2014, American Psychiatric Press) which includes over 30 videos and many case examples focusing on “how to” implement this approach, along with numerous articles, and chapters in books. She received a Massachusetts Course of Distinction award in 2016 for the online and blended learning course entitled “Solution-Focused Fundamentals and Practice.”

Anne Bodmer Lutz, MD indicates that she has no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

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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