Solution-Focused Therapy Online Courses

The Institute for Solution Focused Therapy is pleased to offer state-of-the-art training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and related practices. Our courses are designed for beginner and advanced practicing professionals in the mental health, social services, education, and health care disciplines; offering a hope-friendly, pragmatic approach for incorporating positive psychology principles and practice with the following unique features:

  • Developed from and reflect the most current advances in the evidence-based version of the Solution-Focused approach.
  • Taught by prominent SFBT leaders and researchers who have been training in 22 countries over the past 30 years.
  • Conducted by instructors who were directly trained and supervised by original SFBT developers de Shazer and Berg with whom they taught and collaborated for many years.

Foundational Courses

Solution-Focused Therapy: An Introduction to the Pragmatics of Hope

3 CE Credit/Clock Hours – $75

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Pragmatics of Hope

This course offers a thorough introduction to the field of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and is structured as an online, self-paced, text materials and lecture-based course with exam. Areas covered include SFBT’s history, major tenets, basic and specific interventions, and research supporting its evidence-base. The lecture includes demonstration videos.

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More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

6 CE Credit/Clock Hours – $120

more than miracles

In this course, students will read the 2nd Edition of the classic book More Than Miracles 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 and includes real-life case transcripts that illustrate the practical applications of SFBT techniques.

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Foundations of Solution-Focused Practices Online Intensive

19.5 CE Credit/Clock Hours – $495

foundations of Solution-Focused Practices online intensive course

This is our most complete and comprehensive self-paced, online program and includes a ten-part video lecture series, scores of video demonstrations, textbook readings, case studies, other readings, and section exams. This course provides an intensive investigation of the foundational knowledge, training, and practice in the Solution-Focused approach.

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Topic Courses

Clients Experiencing Grief: A Solution-Focused Approach

5 CE Credit/Clock Hours – $125

Grief Counseling Course Solution-Focused

This course provides an application of the evidence-based Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Approach to counseling people in the aftermath of loss. This self-paced course offers a framework and practical techniques with reading material, text transcripts, video lecture, and a video case demonstration.

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Solution-Focused Mental Performance Counseling: Practical Techniques

3 CE Credit/Clock Hours – $75

Mental Performance Counseling:

This course offers an application of evidenced-based Solution-Focused Therapy to Mental Performance Counseling. It provides a framework and practical techniques that can be applied to real-life mental performance counseling settings. It is illustrated with case excerpts demonstrating applications to counseling in sports, musical and academic performance.

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Solution-Focused Therapy for the Treatment of Trauma

4 CE Credit/Clock Hours – $100

Solution-Focused Therapy for the Treatment of Trauma

This course applies Solution-Focused Therapy to the treatment of trauma with an emphasis on PTSD. It is an online, self-paced, text and lecture-based course with exam that applies SFBT principals and interventions to trauma treatment. The course also offers a review of the research supporting the evidence-basis of SFBT for the treatment of trauma.

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Solution-Focused Well-Being Self-Help Techniques

Not eligible for continuing education credits – $20

Solution-Focused Well-Being Self-Help Techniques

This course is suitable for those seeking to improve their overall quality of life by envisioning, refining, pursuing and achieving practical goals reflective of their best hopes and aspirations. Students will discover their own best coping strategies, develop and implement their own uniquely effective solutions to everyday challenges and problems.

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