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:
- Acquiring a desired outcome/transformation.
- Developing a co-constructed description of the desired transformation with details from the history, resources, and a preferred future.
- 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:
- Use the Solution Focused Approach on Trauma and Marriage more confidently in their sessions.
- Identify the difference between the Solution Focused Approach and other forms of therapy.
- Articulate each of the components of the Diamond Approach to SFBT on Trauma and Marriage.
6.5 CEUs available for LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, LMFT, and CADC pending
Date: September 23rd, 2022
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”.