The Solution-Focused Mental Performance (SFMP) counseling is a short-term goal oriented approach designed to optimize clients’ performance by identifying and utilizing the specific, oftentimes unique behaviors and cognitions that characterize their previous best achievement levels. This course provides practical SF techniques and principles that Mental Performance counselors and coaches can readily utilize to help their clients transcend anxiety, environmental distractions, and perceived limitations and build upon past successes in order to reliably replicate and ultimately exceed previous optimal performance levels at times when it matters most. This course demonstrates how the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy approach can be effectively applied to a variety of Mental Performance counseling and coaching situations including sports, academic and professional testing including test anxiety, and musical performance. Directly informed by the SFBT approach, the techniques included in this course are also consistent with principles of Positive Psychology and hope theory.
Illustrated with detailed case excerpts demonstrating applications of SFMP counseling in sports, musical and academic performance informed by the short term, goal oriented, evidence-based SFBT approach, this course offers a full range of practical techniques grounded in solid principles that can be readily applied to real-life mental performance counseling settings.
- Describe how the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy approach reverses the traditional order of a counseling session and how this functions in Mental Performance Counseling
- Define the Miracle 10 Question and describe how it is applied in Solution-Focused Mental Performance counseling
- Discuss how direct and indirect compliments are utilized in Solution-Focused Mental Performance counseling
- Discuss the role of Solution-Focused Exceptions in Solution-Focused Mental Performance counseling
- Describe how Solution-Focused Scaling is utilized for assessment in the Solution-Focused Mental Performance counseling
- Describe the overall process of Solution-Focused Mental Performance counseling including the the goal-development process, assessment of on-going progress, and follow-up sessions
- Recognize the major and specific Solution-Focused Mental Performance counseling interventions
- Compare how Solution-Focused Brief Therapy differs from other therapy approaches
- Summarize how Solution-Focused Mental Performance counseling is informed by evidence-based Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and its’ relationship to Positive Psychology and hope theory
There will be a 25-item multiple-choice test which is designed to assess your understanding and ability to apply the course material. You may take the exam multiple times until you pass the exam.
Certificate of Completion
After you have completed all of the sections, passed each of the section exams, and completed the course evaluation, you will receive your certificate of completion for the course. You will be able to save and print the certificate.
3 CE Credit/Clock Hours are available for this 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.
Students should check with their professional licensing boards to make sure that a specific course will be accepted toward their continuing education requirements.
To receive continuing education hours, the student must:
- Enroll in the course
- Read the learning content
- Watch the entire online lecture
- Complete the course exam, and receive a passing grade of 80%
- Complete the course evaluation
Upon successful completion of the course, the student may download and print his or her Certificate of Completion.
Once enrolled, you may begin your course at any time and it does not expire.
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