Solution Focused Psychotherapy: Building On Client Strengths To Motivate Change – Seth Bernstein


Date: 25th June 2021
Location: Live via Zoom*
Time: 4:00pm GMT – 11:00pm (+1) / 11:00am – 6:00pm EDT / 8:00am – 3:00pm PDT
CPD/CE credits: 6
Speaker: Seth Bernstein
Price: £99 GBP / $130 USD

*This training will be recorded. The link to the recording will be made available for 90 days following the live event.

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The CPD/CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Course Description:

Designed to complement any theoretical framework, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) engages and activates clients to make change, whether they are new to therapy or have found themselves “stuck” in the therapeutic process. Unlike traditional problem-driven approaches, Solution-Focused Therapy helps clients to identify personal strengths and areas of successful functioning which they can build upon.

SFT translates the idea of “strength-based treatment” into concrete, easily digestible concepts and skills. Packed with case examples; video and film demonstrations; discussion and practice, the workshop is engaging, informative and immediately useful to clinicians at any skill level.

Learning Objectives:

• Gain practical SFT skills that instill hope and promote change
• Learn how to quickly engage your most challenging clients to become active participants in therapy
• Enhance the effectiveness of your current therapeutic approaches and skill sets
• Experience greater creativity and satisfaction in your work
• Leave the workshop with the confidence to put the skills and concepts you have learned into practice the very next day

Course Outline:

1. Introduction
Hoped for outcomes of today’s Workshop
Workshop logistics
How SFT was started
The SFT Model
Strengths vs. psychopathology
SFT research
The SFT roadmap
The SFT “conversation”

2. Engagement Skills and Concepts
Key feelings: pain and hope
Assessments experienced as therapy
Engendering hope
Experience-based compliments
Coping comments and questions

3. Activation Skills and Concepts
Problem-oriented vs future-oriented goals
Goals have three layers
The “miracle question”
Becoming a team

4. Recovery Skills and Concepts
Three Core SFT Strategies
Between-session practice
Developing a theme
Anticipate & learn from failure
Winding down Therapy

5. Wrapping Up
SFT Limitations
Cultural Consideration
SFT Resources
Translating today’s training into action

Target Audience:

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other professionals who work as change agents.

Speaker Information

Seth Bernstein, Ph.D. is a practicing clinical psychologist who has been leading professional workshops since 1990. Originally trained as a psychoanalytic therapist, his practice has diversified to include a wide variety of effective, evidence-based techniques used within a solution-focused framework. His clinical experience is consistent with the findings of the scientific literature: SFT is an evidence-based approach to clinical practice that complements virtually any clinical treatment modality.

Dr. Bernstein has provided his trainings across the U.S. to therapists working in private practice, schools, the military, public and private health agencies, schools and universities, hospitals, etc.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Bernstein has written many articles and one book related to the subject of psychotherapy. Now, his passion is teaching – passing on to the next generation of therapists his love for SFT – an approach to psychotherapy that has made his past 10 years of clinical work the most enjoyable, relaxed, and creative of his professional career.

How to access our trainings?

1. Once you have booked a place for one of our trainings, you will receive a email confirming your order.

2. At least 24hrs prior to the start of training, you will receive an email containing the required details to enter the training. All trainings are held over Zoom.

3. If you are wanting to attend the training live, you then use these details to attend just before the specific start time.

4. However, if you are unable to attend the training live, a link to a recording of it will be emailed to you following the event. The recording is made available for 90 days after the live broadcast.

This means that it is not essential for the attendant to be present for the live training and one can refer back to the training if they wish within 90 days.

5. Within a week of the training, the training materials, including slides and notes, CPD certificate and feedback will be sent to you via Email.

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