Solution-Focused Classes for Other Professionals, Such as Religious Leaders from all Denominations, Supervisors, Managers, Etc., Who Work with Challenging People

Solution-Focused Basics Overview (0.5 day):

This abbreviated course is designed to introduce professionals who are not therapists to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) as it was originally developed by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer. Professionals will learn how they can use this different way of thinking about problems and solutions to address customer needs and to effectively engage and de-escalate challenging people. They will practice these skills in a supervised setting. This course is specifically designed to ensure professionals can leave the classroom and effectively implement these skills with those with whom they work.

Upon completion of this course, professionals will be able to:

  1. Recognize the unique aspects of solution-focused philosophy and differentiate it from problem-focused models.
  2. Identify three concrete tools that would be most effective in their work setting that they can immediately begin to use with those with whom they work.
  3. Verbalize the effective use of the three tools they identify in number two above.

Instructor: Teri Pichot

Dates Offered:

  1. June 29, 2017 (8:30-12:30)
  2. Sept. 15, 2017 (8:30-12:30)

Methods:

  1. Demonstrations: The instructor will demonstrate the purposeful use of solution-focused interventions. She will demonstrate how these interventions are used in a way that has the necessary clinical depth to effectively help the people work toward their goals.
  2. Role Plays: Participants will work with each other with the guidance of the instructor to practice the concepts discussed.
  3. Discussions: The instructor and participants will engage in meaningful conversations to explore what is working in the participants’ practice and to explore what will be different when the participants are even more effective with those with whom they work.
Register here for Solution-Focused Basics Overview (0.5 day):
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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Basics (2 day):

This course is designed to introduce professionals who are not therapists to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) as it was originally developed by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer. Professionals will understand how this approach is unique from other models, will learn the six SFBT interventions, and will practice these skills in a supervised setting. This course is specifically designed to ensure professionals can leave the classroom and effectively implement these skills with those with whom they work.

Upon completion of this course, professionals will be able to:

  1. Recognize the unique aspects of solution-focused philosophy and differentiate it from problem-focused models.
  2. Describe the six solution-focused interventions and the purpose of each.
  3. Identify five concrete tools that would be most effective in their work setting that they can immediately begin to use with those with whom they work.
  4. Demonstrate the effective use of the five tools they identify in number three above.

Instructor: Teri Pichot

Dates Offered:

  1. June 19 & 20, 2017 (8:30-4:30)
  2. Aug. 21& 22, 2017 (8:30-4:30)
  3. Oct. 10 & 11, 2017 (8:30-4:30)
  4. Dec. 11 & 12, 2017 (8:30-4:30)

Methods:

  1. Demonstrations: The instructor will demonstrate the purposeful use of solution-focused interventions. She will demonstrate how these interventions are used in a way that has the necessary clinical depth to effectively help the people work toward their goals.
  2. Role Plays: Participants will work with each other with the guidance of the instructor to practice the concepts discussed.
  3. Discussions: The instructor and participants will engage in meaningful conversations to explore what is working in the participants’ practice and to explore what will be different when the participants are even more effective with those with whom they work.
Register here for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Basics (2 day):
(When selecting a class, double check that you have the correct class and date.)
Class Title:
Choose early, regular, or group registration:
Please indicate the number of people:
If you want to pay by check, click here to download a registration form, fill it out, and mail it to us.

Using Solution-Focused Thinking to Help People Cope with Grief/Loss (0.5 day):

This course is designed to introduce professionals who are not therapists 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 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.

Upon completion of this course, professionals will be able to:

  1. Recognize the unique aspects of solution-focused philosophy and differentiate it from problem-focused models.
  2. Understand how solution-focused thinking can be effectively used with people in order to increase hope and assist them through the grief process.
  3. Identify five concrete tools that would be most effective in their work setting that they can immediately begin to use with those with whom they work to increase hope and assist them through the grief process.

Instructor: Teri Pichot

Dates Offered:

  1. May 3, 2017 (1:30-5:30)
  2. June 29, 2017 (1:30-5:30)
  3. Sept. 15, 2017 (1:30-5:30)

Methods:

  1. Demonstrations: The instructor will demonstrate the purposeful use of solution-focused interventions. She will demonstrate how these interventions are used in a way that has the necessary clinical depth to effectively help the people work toward their goals.
  2. Role Plays: Participants will work with each other with the guidance of the instructor to practice the concepts discussed.
  3. Discussions: The instructor and participants will engage in meaningful conversations to explore what is working in the participants’ practice and to explore what will be different when the participants are even more effective with those with whom they work.
Register here for Solution-Focused Thinking to Help People Cope with Grief/Loss (0.5 day):
(When selecting a class, double check that you have the correct class and date.)
Class Title:
Choose early, regular, or group registration:
Please indicate the number of people:
If you want to pay by check, click here to download a registration form, fill it out, and mail it to us.

Using Solution-Focused Thinking to Prevent Burnout (1 day):

This course is designed to introduce professionals who are not therapists 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. Professionals 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. Professionals will learn protective factors and how to use solution-focused thinking to decrease and address potential stress in the work place.

Upon completion of this course, professionals will be able to:

  1. Recognize the unique aspects of solution-focused philosophy and differentiate it from problem-focused models.
  2. Recognize the signs of professional burnout and stress.
  3. Understand the role of the “emergency roadside repair kit” in preventing and reversing burnout.
  4. Gain the ability to use the “emergency roadside repair kit” to prevent and reverse burnout in the workplace.

Instructor: Teri Pichot

Dates Offered:

  1. June 30, 2017 (8:30-4:30)
  2. Oct. 9, 2017 (8:30-4:30)

Methods:

  1. Demonstrations: The instructor will demonstrate the purposeful use of solution-focused interventions. She will demonstrate how these interventions are used in a way that has the necessary clinical depth to effectively help the people work toward their goals.
  2. Role Plays: Participants will work with each other with the guidance of the instructor to practice the concepts discussed.
  3. Discussions: The instructor and participants will engage in meaningful conversations to explore what is working in the participants’ practice and to explore what will be different when the participants are even more effective with those with whom they work.
Register here for Solution-Focused Thinking to Prevent Burnout (1 day):
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Class Title:
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Solution-Focused Animal-Assisted Brief Therapy (1 day):

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.

Upon completion of this course, professionals will be able to:

  1. Recognize the traits that would make the person likely to benefit from animal-related interventions in the setting in which they work.
  2. Describe five physiological and/or psychological benefits animals can have on humans.
  3. Identify three ways in which animal-assisted conversations and interventions would be most effective in their work setting.
  4. Gain the ability to effectively implement the strategies identified in number three above with those with whom they work.

Instructor: Teri Pichot

Dates Offered:

  1. May 2, 2017 (8:30-4:30)
  2. Sept. 13, 2017 (8:30-4:30)
  3. Dec. 15, 2017 (8:30-4:30)

Methods:

  1. Demonstrations: The instructor will demonstrate the purposeful use of solution-focused interventions. She will demonstrate how these interventions are used in a way that has the necessary clinical depth to effectively help the people work toward their goals.
  2. Role Plays: Participants will work with each other with the guidance of the instructor to practice the concepts discussed.
  3. Discussions: The instructor and participants will engage in meaningful conversations to explore what is working in the participants’ practice and to explore what will be different when the participants are even more effective with those with whom they work.
Register here for Solution-Focused Animal-Assisted Brief Therapy (1 day):
(When selecting a class, double check that you have the correct class and date.)
Class Title:
Choose early, regular, or group registration:
Please indicate the number of people:
If you want to pay by check, click here to download a registration form, fill it out, and mail it to us.

Solution-Focused Supervision and Management (1 day):

This course is designed to introduce professionals who are not therapists 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.

Upon completion of this course, professionals will be able to:

  1. Recognize the unique aspects of solution-focused philosophy and differentiate it from problem-focused models.
  2. Identify five concrete tools that would be most effective in their work setting that they can immediately begin to use with their supervisees and peers.
  3. Verbalize the effective use of the five tools they identify in number two above.

Instructor: Teri Pichot

Dates Offered:

  1. June 26, 2017 (8:30-4:30)
  2. Aug. 23, 2017 (8:30-4:30)
  3. Oct. 12, 2017 (8:30-4:30)
  4. Dec. 13, 2017 (8:30-4:30)

Methods:

  1. Demonstrations: The instructor will demonstrate the purposeful use of solution-focused interventions. She will demonstrate how these interventions are used in a way that has the necessary clinical depth to effectively help the people work toward their goals.
  2. Role Plays: Participants will work with each other with the guidance of the instructor to practice the concepts discussed.
  3. Discussions: The instructor and participants will engage in meaningful conversations to explore what is working in the participants’ practice and to explore what will be different when the participants are even more effective with those with whom they work.
Register here for Solution-Focused Supervision and Management (1 day):
(When selecting a class, double check that you have the correct class and date.)
Class Title:
Choose early, regular, or group registration:
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Click here to download a registration form to fill out and mail in if paying by check

Being Solution-Focused in a Problem-Focused World (0.5 day):

This training is recommended for professionals who have already learned the basics, have been practicing these concepts on their own, and now want to learn how to work effectively side-by-side with those who continue to use a problem-focused approach. In addition, this training will explore how to “translate” solution-focused work into language auditors and those who review your work can understand so you get the credit you deserve.

Upon completion of this course, professionals will be able to:

  1. Understand the concept of translating solution-focused work and why this is necessary when using SFBT.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to translate solution-focused work so that the work is deemed credible and is understood by the problem-focused world.
  3. Identify five tools that can be used to increase credibility when using solution-focused philosophy, thinking, and tools.
  4. Demonstrate the effective use of the five tools they identify in number three above.

Instructor: Teri Pichot

Dates Offered:

  1. Oct. 30, 2017 (8:30-12:30)

Methods:

  1. Demonstrations: The instructor will demonstrate the purposeful use of solution-focused interventions. She will demonstrate how these interventions are used in a way that has the necessary clinical depth to effectively help the people work toward their goals.
  2. Role Plays: Participants will work with each other with the guidance of the instructor to practice the concepts discussed.
  3. Discussions: The instructor and participants will engage in meaningful conversations to explore what is working in the participants’ practice and to explore what will be different when the participants are even more effective with those with whom they work.
Register here for Being Solution-Focused in a Problem-Focused World (0.5 day):
(When selecting a class, double check that you have the correct class and date.)
Class Title:
Choose early, regular, or group registration:
Please indicate the number of people:
If you want to pay by check, click here to download a registration form, fill it out, and mail it to us.

Solution-Focused Group Work (1 day):

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.

Upon completion of this course, professionals will be able to:

  1. Recognize the unique aspects of solution-focused group and differentiate it from problem-focused group models.
  2. Understand the role and function of a group theme.
  3. Understand the group skeleton and how it serves as the foundation for effective solution-focused group structure.
  4. Recognize five common group norms that undermine group effectiveness and how to intervene.

Instructor: Teri Pichot

Dates Offered:

  1. June 22, 2017 (8:30-4:30)
  2. Sept. 14, 2017 (8:30-4:30)
  3. Dec. 14, 2017 (8:30-4:30)

Methods:

  1. Demonstrations: The instructor will demonstrate the purposeful use of solution-focused interventions. She will demonstrate how these interventions are used in a way that has the necessary clinical depth to effectively help the people work toward their goals.
  2. Role Plays: Participants will work with each other with the guidance of the instructor to practice the concepts discussed.
  3. Discussions: The instructor and participants will engage in meaningful conversations to explore what is working in the participants’ practice and to explore what will be different when the participants are even more effective with those with whom they work.
Register here for Solution-Focused Group Work (1 day):
(When selecting a class, double check that you have the correct class and date.)
Class Title:
Choose early, regular, or group registration:
Please indicate the number of people:
If you want to pay by check, click here to download a registration form, fill it out, and mail it to us.

Individual Training Services:

Individual sessions are available for professionals who have already learned the basics and would benefit from private conversations to help them apply these concepts with their clients or within their work setting. These sessions are scheduled at whatever frequency would be helpful and can be done via telephone, Skype, or in person. We provide these services to professionals who live throughout the country as a follow-up to our training as well as to enhance learning acquired elsewhere.

Group Support/Consultation Services:

This group for professionals is offered monthly for those who have completed a minimum of 2 days of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy training at the Denver Center for SFBT (or the equivalent training by a solution-focused trainer) or who are actively engaged in individual training services and want supportive services to effectively implement SFBT in their own work. Monthly group consultation for supervisors and managers is also available.

Cancellation Policy:

We must receive your written request to cancel seven business days prior to the course date in order to receive a full refund. All refunds will be less a five percent administrative fee. Cancellations received after seven days will not receive a refund, but a credit will be given to enroll in another training class. There are no minimum enrollment limits for any of our classes since we believe some of the best learning can occur in small groups. However, should a class need to be canceled due to instructor illness or weather, you will be given a full refund, or you may enroll in another class. Denver Center for SFBT is only liable for the cost of the class registration fees should a cancellation occur.

Continuing Education:

All classes and individual training services qualify as "Continuing Professional Development" as part of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agency's required Learning Plan for licensed professionals. CEU certificates are awarded following all classes and are available upon request following individual training services. If your state requires formal CEUs, we will work with you and provide any information you need in order to receive CEUs in your state. Please let us know what you need in order to receive credit for class attendance.

IASTI:

Denver Center for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is a member of the International Association of Solution-Focused Teaching Institutes (IASTI). We are now offering the International Solution-Focused Practitioner Certificate. All classes and activities at Denver Center for SFBT count toward this certificate. The certificate, while not a clinical license, reflects basic knowledge, training, and practice in Solution-Focused practice. We are among the first in North America to offer the internationally reciprocal Solution-Focused Practitioner Certificate based on the official standards recently set by IASTI. The member Institutes of IASTI represent training institutes who are committed to high quality training and supervision in the Solution-Focused model, and represent a longstanding tradition in providing Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, coaching, consulting, supervision, and training.

E-mail questions or request more information about our solution-focused therapy training: tpichot@denversolutions.com