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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Overview Available Online

 

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) examines the philosophical foundation of social constructivism, successful termination criteria in goal negotiations and the SFBT approach of interviewing for solutions. This noncredit online course is for therapists from all over the world, including practitioners from the U.S., Australia, Europe, Asia and South Africa. A true community of professionals has been established to learn, discuss and practice the current theories and strategies of SFBT.

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Upon Course Completion You Will Be Able to:

1. Describe the theoretical differences between problem-solving and solution-building treatment models
2. Identify the solution-building conversations when listening in, or observe a session
3. Plan and carry on a "solution-building conversation" with clients
4. Develop language skills that will instill hope in clients while taking a "not-knowing" posture of curiosity and willingness to be surprised in conversations
5. Engage in continuous client conversation with varying degrees of motivation or investment for change
6. Adapt Solution-Building approaches to various human services and mental health settings

Program Schedule

The course is asynchronous and  requires an average of three hours of online participation per week for 16 weeks, a total of 50 hours of class attendance. A one-week introduction section allows you to get to know other students and become comfortable with the online format. There are four content areas (a.k.a. modules) that move in sequence. 5.0 CEUs or 50 CEHs are awarded at completion.

Required Books/Reading

Required textbook for the course is Interviewing for Solutions (3rd edition, 2001, published by W.W. Norton) by Insoo Kim Berg and Peter DeJong. It is recommended that you purchase the DVD with the book but is not required.  You may purchase it at bookstores or Amazon.com.

Other required readings, from professional journals, will be available online.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the theoretical differences between problem-solving and solution-building treatment models
  • Identify the solution-building conversations when listening in, or observe a session
  • Plan and carry on a "solution-building conversation" with clients

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Notes
You will be contacted by email approximately 3-4 days before the starting date with the username and password required for the class. Access will be available the first day of class. This is an asynchronous platform.
  Sessions  
Mon., Apr. 28-Sun., Aug. 31
Location: Available Online
Instructor: Teri Pichot, LCSW, MAC, LAC
$1295 US Dollars
CEUs: 5/CEHs: 50
Enrollment Limit: 25
Program No. 7770-6649
 
Sun., Nov. 2, 2014-Thu., Mar. 12, 2015
Location: Available Online
Instructor: Teri Pichot, LCSW, MAC, LAC
$1295 US Dollars
CEUs: 5/CEHs: 50
Enrollment Limit: 25
Program No. 7770-6650
Registration Deadline: Sun., Oct. 26
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For more information, contact:
Mary Pick, Program Manager, mpick@uwm.edu, 414-227-3353
 

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