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Friday, September 23, 2022

Solu­tion Focused Brief Ther­a­py: An Approach as Last­ing as a Diamond

Men­tal Health Pro­fes­sion­als, join KYC’s Clin­i­cal Train­ing Com­mit­tee for a vir­tu­al train­ing event on Solu­tion Focused Brief Therapy.

This pre­sen­ta­tion will intro­duce par­tic­i­pants to The Dia­mond Approach (Con­nie & Froer­er, 2022) of Solu­tion Focused Brief Ther­a­py. The pre­sen­ter will cov­er each of the com­po­nents nec­es­sary to car­ry out a ses­sion from this approach, namely: 

  1. Acquir­ing a desired outcome/​transformation.
  2. Devel­op­ing a co-con­struct­ed descrip­tion of the desired trans­for­ma­tion with details from the his­to­ry, resources, and a pre­ferred future.
  3. Clos­ing a ses­sion in a way that is mean­ing­ful and that hon­ors the clien­t’s auton­o­my and agency.

Par­tic­i­pants will watch record­ings of actu­al ses­sions from this approach and will have in-depth dis­cus­sions about how this ther­a­py is car­ried out. Final­ly, par­tic­i­pants will have sev­er­al oppor­tu­ni­ties to prac­tice the skills need­ed to do this work. This work­shop will be inspir­ing and you will leave more enthu­si­as­tic about the work you are doing! You will under­stand the val­ue of see­ing peo­ple as the best ver­sions of them­selves, and will be more able to treat them accordingly.

By the end of this work­shop, the atten­dees will be able to:

  1. Use the Solu­tion Focused Approach on Trau­ma and Mar­riage more con­fi­dent­ly in their sessions.
  2. Iden­ti­fy the dif­fer­ence between the Solu­tion Focused Approach and oth­er forms of therapy.
  3. Artic­u­late each of the com­po­nents of the Dia­mond Approach to SFBT on Trau­ma and Marriage.

Event Infor­ma­tion

6.5 CEUs avail­able for LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, LMFT, and CADC pending

Date: Sep­tem­ber 23rd2022

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Loca­tion: Vir­tu­al­ly — Host­ed by Ken­neth Young Center

RSVP: Men­tal Health Pro­fes­sion­als and KYC staff are wel­come to join. KYC Staff can attend at no cost. Please con­tact Per­la with ques­tions. Please include your licen­sure in your RSVP email for effi­cient pro­cess­ing of your CEU credits.

Cost: $275 (KYC staff can attend at no cost)

About the Speaker

Elliott Con­nie, MA, LPC is a psy­chother­a­pist that prac­tices in Keller, Texas. He has worked with thou­sands of indi­vid­u­als, cou­ples, and fam­i­lies apply­ing the solu­tion focused approach to help them move their lives from the cur­rent prob­lems towards their desired futures. He is the founder and Direc­tor of The Solu­tion Focused Uni­ver­si­ty, an online learn­ing com­mu­ni­ty that also con­ducts train­ing to help pro­fes­sion­als mas­ter the Solu­tion Focused Approach in their work. He is rec­og­nized around the world speak­ing at nation­al and inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ences and events in such places as through­out the Unit­ed States, Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Ger­many, South Africa, Rus­sia, Switzer­land, Eng­land, Poland, Swe­den, Den­mark, Scot­land, Hol­land, Cana­da, and Asia train­ing prac­ti­tion­ers to apply solu­tion focused ques­tions and tech­niques in their work. He has authored or co-authored 4 books includ­ing The Art of Solu­tion Focused Ther­a­py”, Solu­tion Build­ing in Cou­ples Ther­a­py”, The Solu­tion Focused Mar­riage”, and Solu­tion-Focused Brief Ther­a­py with Clients Man­ag­ing Trauma”.

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