Upcoming Solution-Focused Classes by Date

  • Solution-Focused Animal-Assisted Brief Therapy - Littleton, Colorado
    May 2, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This course is designed to introduce professionals who are not therapists to the concept of the human-animal bond and teach how animal-related conversations and interactions can help create positive change in those with whom they work. Professionals will understand how the physiological and psychological changes that an animal’s presence (including the thought of a family pet) brings can be used in motivating, calming, and teaching people. Professionals will learn how to incorporate people’s family pets into conversations and homework assignments that will bring the concepts to life.

  • Using Solution-Focused Thinking to Help People Cope with Grief and Loss - Littleton, Colorado
    May 3, 2017 1:30PM-5:30PM

    This course is designed to introduce professionals to solution-focused thinking and teach them how to use these principles to effectively engage and help people who are dealing with loss and grief. Professionals will learn to identify signs of grief and gain the ability to effectively use questions and other solution-focused interventions to assist in the grief process. Professionals will learn protective factors and how to use solution-focused thinking to decrease potential long-term effects of grief and loss. This course is specifically designed to ensure professionals can leave the classroom and effectively implement these skills with those with whom they work.

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 101 - Littleton, Colorado
    May 4, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This class is specifically designed for professionals of all kinds, and it offers all the basic information about Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as well as gives specific examples throughout the day regarding how this approach works with mental health disorders, including substance dependence and misuse. The focus of this training is on gaining the knowledge through discussions and other didactic methods and on seeing the approach in action through demonstrations. This is the ideal class for those who want to really understand what SFBT is and how it works with complex problems.

  • Working with Externally Motivated Clients - Littleton, Colorado
    May 15, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This class is specifically designed for professionals who work with clients who are externally motivated by the courts, child welfare, their parents or partner, or other sources. It provides a solid review of the fundamentals of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy while placing special emphasis on how to engage challenging clients and how to find a common goal. This course is specifically designed to ensure professionals can leave the classroom and effectively implement these skills with challenging clients.

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Basics - Littleton, Colorado
    June 19 & 20, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This intensive class provides all of the basics as well as plenty of demonstrations and times to practice. This is the ideal training for professionals who want to learn a new model and be able to leave the class and begin to practice this new way of working with clients.

  • Advanced Solution-Focused Brief Therapy - Littleton, Colorado
    June 21, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This training is recommended for those who have already learned the basics, have been practicing on their own, and now want more in order to fine tune their work with clients. In this unique class, the instructor works with the students to help them identify what is currently working in their practice of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and helps them to identify areas of growth they would like to address. These targeted areas of growth form the agenda for the class. This class is designed to be taken several times, similar to a practice lab.

  • Solution-Focused Group Work - Littleton, Colorado
    June 22, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This course is designed to teach professionals who have been previously introduced to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as it was originally developed by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer how to implement this approach within a group setting. How to address group norms, hear a group theme, and help people focus on what they want and on what works will be addressed. This course is specifically designed to ensure professionals can leave the classroom and effectively implement these skills with those with whom they work.

  • Solution-Focused Basics Overview - Littleton, Colorado
    June 29, 2017 8:30AM to 12:30PM

    This abbreviated class gives an overview of Solution-Focused Thinking. The focus of this training is on understanding the tenets and philosophy developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg and on recognizing the key interventions. Participants will be able to understand how they can use this different way of thinking about problems and solutions. This is the ideal training for those who want to continue using their current treatment modalities, but would like to incorporate solution-focused ideas and interventions.

  • Using Solution-Focused Thinking to Prevent Burnout - Littleton, Colorado
    June 30, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This course is designed to introduce professionals to solution-focused thinking as it was originally developed by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer and teach them how to use these principles to prevent and reverse professional burnout. Attendees will learn to identify signs of professional burnout and stress and develop an “emergency roadside repair kit” to assist them in preventing the potential negative impact. They will learn protective factors and how to use solution-focused thinking to decrease and address potential stress in the work place.

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Basics - Littleton, Colorado
    August 21 & 22, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This intensive class provides all of the basics as well as plenty of demonstrations and times to practice. This is the ideal training for professionals who want to learn a new model and be able to leave the class and begin to practice this new way of working with clients.

  • Solution-Focused Supervision and Management - Littleton, Colorado
    August 23, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This course is designed to introduce clinical and administrative supervisors to solution-focused thinking as it was originally developed by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer and teach them how to use these principles to motivate staff and effectively lead others. Skills will be taught to effectively address challenging work-place behaviors. Basic agency culture and creating team/program safety will also be reviewed. Lastly, paperwork and dealing with governing agencies will be explored.

  • Advanced Solution-Focused Brief Therapy - Littleton, Colorado
    August 24, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This training is recommended for those who have already learned the basics, have been practicing on their own, and now want more in order to fine tune their work with clients. In this unique class, the instructor works with the students to help them identify what is currently working in their practice of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and helps them to identify areas of growth they would like to address. These targeted areas of growth form the agenda for the class. This class is designed to be taken several times, similar to a practice lab.

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 101 - Littleton, Colorado
    August 28, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This class is specifically designed for professionals of all kinds, and it offers all the basic information about Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as well as gives specific examples throughout the day regarding how this approach works with mental health disorders, including substance dependence and misuse. The focus of this training is on gaining the knowledge through discussions and other didactic methods and on seeing the approach in action through demonstrations. This is the ideal class for those who want to really understand what SFBT is and how it works with complex problems.

  • Solution-Focused Substance Misuse Treatment - Littleton, Colorado
    August 29, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This class is designed for professionals who work with clients who are misusing substances. It provides a solid review of the fundamentals of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy while placing special emphasis on the unique factors that are in play when working with this population. This course is specifically designed to ensure professionals can leave the classroom and effectively implement these skills with challenging clients.

  • Solution-Focused Animal-Assisted Brief Therapy - Littleton, Colorado
    September 13, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This course is designed to introduce professionals who are not therapists to the concept of the human-animal bond and teach how animal-related conversations and interactions can help create positive change in those with whom they work. Professionals will understand how the physiological and psychological changes that an animal’s presence (including the thought of a family pet) brings can be used in motivating, calming, and teaching people. Professionals will learn how to incorporate people’s family pets into conversations and homework assignments that will bring the concepts to life.

  • Solution-Focused Group Work - Littleton, Colorado
    September 14, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This course is designed to teach professionals who have been previously introduced to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as it was originally developed by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer how to implement this approach within a group setting. How to address group norms, hear a group theme, and help people focus on what they want and on what works will be addressed. This course is specifically designed to ensure professionals can leave the classroom and effectively implement these skills with those with whom they work.

  • Solution-Focused Basics Overview - Littleton, Colorado
    September 15, 2017 8:30AM to 12:30PM

    This abbreviated class gives an overview of Solution-Focused Thinking. The focus of this training is on understanding the tenets and philosophy developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg and on recognizing the key interventions. Participants will be able to understand how they can use this different way of thinking about problems and solutions. This is the ideal training for those who want to continue using their current treatment modalities, but would like to incorporate solution-focused ideas and interventions.

  • Using Solution-Focused Thinking to Help People Cope with Grief and Loss - Littleton, Colorado
    September 15, 2017 1:30PM-5:30PM

    This course is designed to introduce professionals to solution-focused thinking and teach them how to use these principles to effectively engage and help people who are dealing with loss and grief. Professionals will learn to identify signs of grief and gain the ability to effectively use questions and other solution-focused interventions to assist in the grief process. Professionals will learn protective factors and how to use solution-focused thinking to decrease potential long-term effects of grief and loss. This course is specifically designed to ensure professionals can leave the classroom and effectively implement these skills with those with whom they work.

  • Using Solution-Focused Thinking to Prevent Burnout - Littleton, Colorado
    October 9, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This course is designed to introduce professionals to solution-focused thinking as it was originally developed by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer and teach them how to use these principles to prevent and reverse professional burnout. Attendees will learn to identify signs of professional burnout and stress and develop an “emergency roadside repair kit” to assist them in preventing the potential negative impact. They will learn protective factors and how to use solution-focused thinking to decrease and address potential stress in the work place.

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Basics - Littleton, Colorado
    October 10 & 11, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This intensive class provides all of the basics as well as plenty of demonstrations and times to practice. This is the ideal training for professionals who want to learn a new model and be able to leave the class and begin to practice this new way of working with clients.

  • Solution-Focused Supervision and Management - Littleton, Colorado
    October 12, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This course is designed to introduce clinical and administrative supervisors to solution-focused thinking as it was originally developed by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer and teach them how to use these principles to motivate staff and effectively lead others. Skills will be taught to effectively address challenging work-place behaviors. Basic agency culture and creating team/program safety will also be reviewed. Lastly, paperwork and dealing with governing agencies will be explored.

  • Working with Externally Motivated Clients - Littleton, Colorado
    October 13, 2017 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    This class is specifically designed for professionals who work with clients who are externally motivated by the courts, child welfare, their parents or partner, or other sources. It provides a solid review of the fundamentals of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy while placing special emphasis on how to engage challenging clients and how to find a common goal. This course is specifically designed to ensure professionals can leave the classroom and effectively implement these skills with challenging clients.

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