A Taste of Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies

Taste of Solution-focused skills

A Taste of Solution-Focused Skills and Practice for Agencies

Live online course

2 CE Credit/Clock Hours

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This course is designed to provide a “taste” of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. 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.

This course will be taken along with the online, self-paced Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: An Introduction to the Pragmatics of Hope.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss SFBT as a significant paradigm shift in the field of mental health treatment
  • Describe the major tenets underlying SFBT
  • Recognize 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. To receive continuing education hours, the student must attend each live session, participate completely with all activities, and complete the course evaluation.

3 CE Credit/Clock Hours are available for the accompanying self-paced online course Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: An Introduction to the Pragmatics of Hope.

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. 2 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 2 NBCC Clock hours.

The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, LLC is recognized by the New  York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an  approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers  #SW-0656.

This course is approved for 2 credit hours by the National Association of Social Workers – Massachusetts Chapter. Specific approval numbers will be issued for each instance of this course.

Students are always encouraged to 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 leaning 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.

Policy Information

Once enrolled, you may begin your course at any time and it does not expire.

Our complete policy and cancellation information can be viewed here.

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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