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Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Presented by Elliott Connie, MA, LPC

Thursday, February 10, 2022 – Friday, February 11, 2022  |  Calgary, ab

Date & Location

Thursday, February 10, 2022 – Friday, February 11, 2022

8:30am – 4:00pm

Royal Hotel Calgary, Trademark Collection by Wyndham (Formerly the Executive Royal Hotel)

2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4

phone:  888.388.3932

website:  www.executivehotels.net/calgaryhotel

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Workshop Description

Though the Solution Focused Approach has been around for several decades, it remains both mysterious and hard for professionals to implement with their clients. There are several reasons for this but the primary reason for this is related to the simplicity of this approach. Often times we confuse “simple” with “easy” and think that asking clients Solution Focused questions will seamlessly lead towards change. In order to master this approach you have to know that simple does not mean easy and develop the skill of asking the kinds of questions that lead towards positive change. Once this is done then you’ll be able to use this approach to help clients regardless of the issue that client presents with. The strength of this approach is that once you master the language of this approach you will be able to shift the conversation from the client’s problem towards the desired changes the client is looking to achieve and develop steps to achieve those changes. This lecture will demonstrate how to do just that and be focused on the key skills that professionals need to develop in order to have the biggest impact on their clients lives.



Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

Introduction and review of the history of the Solution Focused Approach.

Lecture based on the current work of the presenter which features the phases of a Solution Focused conversation.

* Outcome

* Description

* Session closing.

Explanation and demonstration of the key skills.

* Best hopes

* History of the Outcome

* Resource Talk

* Preferred Future

* Ending the Session

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to use the Solution Focused Approach in their work.
  • Focus their clinical conversations on outcomes instead of problems.
  • Know the key differences between the Solution Focused Approach and other approaches.
  • Be aware of current research that supports the use of this approach,
  • Be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop may be may be eligible for CEUs from the following associations:  Show more
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
  • Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellor & Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT)
  • Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP)

* Please contact your accrediting body for more information on individual association requirements.

Your Presenter(s)

Elliott Connie, MA, LPC

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”.

Who Should Attend

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual Enrollment $469 $489
Group 3-7 $449 $469
Group 8-14 $429 $449
Group 15+ $409 $429
Full-Time Student $409 $429

All fees are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD)

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: January 27, 2022
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Thursday, January 27, 2022.

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