More Than Miracles: The State Of The Art Of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, 2nd Edition

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Course Overview

This is a book with exam course, where the student will read More Than Miracles, 2nd Edition (see below for purchasing information), by Steve deShazer and Yvonne Dolan, with Insoo Kim Berg, Harry Korman, Terry Trepper, and Eric McCollum, and take an exam based on the book. Written by pioneering experts in the field, More Than Miracles remains the authoritative text on solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). The final work of the world-renowned family therapists and original developers of SFBT, the late Steve de Shazer, and Insoo Kim Berg, this comprehensive resource informs practitioners and students in how to apply this practical, internationally acclaimed approach.

With a new preface, the 2nd edition outlines the latest developments in the fields of family therapy, brief therapy, and psychotherapy training and practice. A succinct overview orients the reader to the current land-scape of SFBT and provides real-life case transcripts that illustrate the practical applications of SFBT techniques.

Suitable for both advanced practitioners and ambitious beginners, this book is the ideal resource for anyone seeking an in-depth understanding of the SFBT approach, the concepts that inform it, and the specific techniques that characterize its implementation.

Course Format

This course is an asynchronous online book-based course with exam.

Required Text

The required text for this course is:

More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 2nd Edition, By Steve de Shazer, Yvonne Dolan, Harry Kor-man, Terry Trepper, Eric McCollum, and Insoo Kim Berg, London: Routledge Press, ISBN 9780367646417.

It is available at 20% off the listed price from the publisher Routledge Press. Use 20% Discount Code: FLR40

The book is available in paperback, hard back, and e-book

More than miracles book jacket

Learning Objectives

The specific Learning Objectives of the course are as follows. After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Approach
  • Describe the history, philosophic underpinnings, and major tenets of the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Approach
  • Describe the major interventions of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Apply the approach to specific clinical issues such as domestic violence, school avoidance, somatization disorder, and suicidal thoughts.

Course Assessment

There will be a 35 item multiple-choice test which is designed to assess your understanding of the material presented in the book. You must receive at least 80% on the test to pass the course.

Course Certificate of Completion

After you have passed the exam, and complete the course evaluation, you will receive your certificate of completion for the course. You will be able to save the certificate as a PDF file, from which you will also be able to print it.

Instructional Hours

There are 6 instructional hours associated with this course.

Continuing Education

The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 6 CE Credits or Clock hours are available for this course.

The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7049. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 6 NBCC Clock hours are available for this course

This course is approved for 6 credit hours by the National Association of Social Workers – Massachusetts Chapter. NASW-MA Approval

To receive continuing education hours, the student must:

  • Enroll in the course;
  • Read the book;
  • 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.

Book Main Authors

Steve de Shazer, MSW, is co-developer of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. He has published numerous journal articles and five ground-breaking books, which have been translated into 14 languages. He died in September 2005 in Vienna.

Yvonne Dolan, M.A, is the Founding Director of the Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy and is the author of six books and numerous articles and chapters on solution-focused brief therapy. She has been a psychotherapist for 30 years, lectures, and teaches seminars around the world on solution-focused brief therapy.

Other Authors

Insoo Kim Berg, MSW

Harry Korman, M.D.

Terry S. Trepper, Ph.D.

Eric E. McCollum, Ph.D.

Course Cost

$120 US (Book sold separately)

Once enrolled, you may begin your course at any time and there is no time limit to completion; the course does not expire

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Continuing Education

The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 6 CE Credits or Clock hours are available for this course.

The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7049. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This program is approved for 6 NBCC Clock hours.

This course is approved for 6 credit hours by the National Association of Social Workers – Massachusetts Chapter. NASW-MA Approval #: D 90223

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.

Instructure/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 currently practices as a child and family psychiatrist  at Doctor Franklin Perkins School and 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 online and blended learning course entitled “Solution-Focused Fundamentals and Practice.”

Yvonne Dolan, MA, is the Director Emeritus and Co-Founder of the Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, and has been training mental health and medical professionals in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy since 1991. She is a co-founder (with Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg) of the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association (SFBTA), and Co-Founder of the International Alliance of Solution-Focused Training Institutes (IASTI). She has authored/co-authored six books (translated into nine languages) and numerous articles and chapters on the SF approach, and has conducted seminars in solution-focused treatment of trauma in 23 countries.

Yvonne’s authored or co-authored books include: A Path with a Heart: Ericksonian Utilization with Resistant and Chronic Clients. (1985, Brunner/Mazel); Resolving Sexual Abuse: Solution-Focused Therapy and Ericksonian Hypnosis for Adult Survivors. (1991, W.W. Norton. Translations in French in German); One Small Step: Moving Beyond Trauma and Therapy to a Life of Joy. (1998, Papier Mache Press, Translations in Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Dutch, Finnish, in German); Tales of Solutions :A Collection of Hope Inspiring Stories. (2001, Norton. Translated into French); Solution-focused  Brief Therapy: It’s Effective Use  in Agency Settings (2003, Routledge Press. Translated into French and Chinese); More than Miracles: the State of the Art of Solution-focused Brief Therapy (2007, Routledge Press. Translated into Chinese, Japanese, French, German, and Dutch).

Terry S. Trepper, Ph.D. is Research Advisor and Author at the Institute for Solution Focused Therapy.  His scholarly and training interests include the evidence-basis of solution-focused therapy, systemic and solution-focused approaches to treating substance abuse, and positive psychology. Terry was the Editor of the Journal of Family Psychotherapy from 1990 to 2016. He is the co-editor of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice (with Cynthia Franklin, Wallace Gingerich, and Eric McCollum) Oxford University Press; co-author of More than Miracles: The State of the Art in Solution-Focused Therapy (with Steve de Shazer, Yvonne Dolan, Harry Korman, Eric McCollum, and Insoo Berg); co-author (with Mary Jo Barrett) of Systemic Treatment of Incest: A Therapeutic Handbook, published by Brunner/Routledge; Treating Incest: A Multiple Systems Perspective, published by Haworth Press; 101 Interventions in Family Therapy (with Thorana Nelson), published by Haworth Press, 1993, 101 MoreInterventions in Family Therapy (1995); and Family Solutions for Substance Abuse (with Eric McCollum) published by Haworth Press, 2001. Terry has been actively involved in the area of computer-assisted instruction and online teaching research and pedagogy since 1975.

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

Terry S. Trepper, PhD indicates that he has no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Yvonne M. Dolan, MA, indicates that she has no conflicts of interest associated with this course.