A mental health condition adversely impairs one in five children, yet less than half of these children will receive treatment. Approximately 75%-80% of youth receive mental health services in schools. Successful clinical practice requires engaging positively with clients and those most important in their social context. This includes students, families, educators, administrators, community resources, and many other stakeholders involved with children and adolescents. Solution-focused brief therapy, an evidenced-based approach, assists transdisciplinary teams in rapidly engaging in diverse and fast-paced environments. As such, it is an approach ideally suited for school mental health. This course provides practitioners with the fundamentals of solution-focused tools with youth, families, and educators to enhance school engagement.
Last Updated: October 2022
Target Audience: Social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, educators, and medical professionals; appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
- Describe how solution-focused brief therapy can help transdisciplinary engagement with educators, mental health clinicians, and families in school mental health.
- Describe four key techniques on how the Solution-Focused tools can enhance school engagement with youth, educators, and families.
- Compare how solution-focused interventions differ from problem-focused interventions when applied to children dealing with mental health conditions.
- Critique video case demonstrations that utilize solution-focused interventions to enhance school engagement with educators, youth, and families.
Participants will be assessed in the following manner:
- A multiple-choice test will be 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
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be given instructions on downloading and printing their Certificates of Completion.
Credit/Clock Hours are available for this course TBD
Please see our Continuing Education Information page for CE credits and clock hours and our accreditations and approvals for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage & family therapists. The final authority for approving any continuing education activity rests with the state or province where the participant is licensed. Please contact your individual licensing boards to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
To receive continuing education hours, the participant must attend the entire presentation, engage in all activities, and complete the course evaluation.
Once enrolled, you may begin your course at any time.
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