Online Solution-Focused Classes

  • Training with Teri Pichot

    Having trained thousands of professionals worldwide in this evidence-based model, Teri Pichot will guide you on your journey to becoming a fully proficient Solution-Focused practitioner. Even if you have had Solution-Focused Training from other trainers, Teri's Online Solution-Focused classes will deepen your understanding of this model and increase your effectiveness making your practice more successful than you have imagined. Teri utilizes the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy principles developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg and busts through the myths of "new and improved" versions of this timeless, evidence-based model to provide students the best Solution-Focused training.

    These Solution Focused classes are offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Our Online classes are compatible with a desktop, tablet, or smart-phone. We believe that the best Solution-Focused learning happens within a small class format that allows individual attention. All Online classes are live training sessions allowing class discussion, demonstration, practice, and feedback. Sign up and take one of our classes from anywhere in the world. All you need is an Internet connection.

    Below is a list of upcoming Online Solution Focused Training classes. Check back often. More classes coming soon!

  • Using Solution-Focused Thinking to Prevent Burnout - Online
    October 12, 2020 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Daylight savings time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 - Online - FULL
    October 13 & 14, 2020 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Daylight savings time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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- Online
    October 15, 2020 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Daylight savings time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 - Online
    October 16, 2020 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Daylight savings time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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.

  • Being Solution-Focused in a Problem-Focused World - ONLINE
    October 30, 2020 1:30PM to 5:30PM (Mountain Time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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.

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 101 - Online
    November 16, 2020 8:30AM-4:30PM (Mountain Standard time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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.

  • Advanced Solution-Focused Brief Therapy - Online
    November 17, 2020 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 Substance Misuse Treatment - Online
    November 24, 2020 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Standard time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 Basics Overview - Online
    November 25, 2020 8:30AM to 12:30PM (Mountain Time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 - Online
    November 25, 2020 1:30PM-5:30PM (Mountain Time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 Basics - Online
    December 14 & 15, 2020 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Standard time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 - Online
    December 16, 2020 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Standard time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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.

  • Solution-Focused Group Work - Online
    December 17, 2020 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Standard time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 Brief Therapy Basics - Online
    January 18 & 19, 2021 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Standard time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 Substance Misuse Treatment - Online
    January 20, 2021 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Standard time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 Basics Overview - Online
    January 21, 2021 8:30AM to 12:30PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 - Online
    January 21, 2021 1:30PM-5:30PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 - ONLINE
    February 16, 2021 8:30AM-4:30PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 - Online
    February 17, 2021 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Standard time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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.

  • Using Solution-Focused Thinking to Prevent Burnout - Online
    February 18, 2021 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Standard time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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 Supervision and Management- ONLINE
    March 8, 2021 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Standard Time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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.

  • Solution-Focused Group Work - Online
    March 9, 2021 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Standard time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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.

  • Advanced Solution-Focused Brief Therapy - ONLINE
    March 17, 2021 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Mountain Daylight savings time)

    This class date is offered Online using the free Zoom interactive platform. Participants are expected to participate using web camera, audio, and individual computer/tablet. (More information will be provided upon request or upon registering for this date.) 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.