Taste – Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies

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Taste – Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies

Live online course

2 CE Credit/Clock Hours

This course is designed to provide a “Taste” of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Participants will recognize how solution-focused conversations are a significant paradigm shift, describe the major tenets underlying SFBT, and label the major SFBT interventions. It offers behavioral health organizations an opportunity to be introduced to the approach and consider further training if interested. This course provides a 2-hour live interactive session with opportunities for participants to pose questions, clarify ideas, and broaden perspectives. It is available for unlimited participants.

Last Updated: December 2022

Target Audience: Social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, educators, and medical professionals;  appropriate for all levels of knowledge. This course provides participants with an overview of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, an evidence-based trauma-informed treatment approach that can be implemented within diverse contexts and clinical populations. 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize  SFBT is a significant paradigm shift in the field of mental health treatment
  • Describe the major tenets underlying SFBT
  • Label the major and specific SFBT interventions

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.

Continuing Education

2 CE Credit/Clock Hours are available for this live 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 ensure 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 successfully completing the course, students will be given instructions on downloading and printing their Certificates of Completion.

No conflicts of interest or commercial support are present for the CE program, instructor, or presentation.

Policy Information

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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