Online Course » Solution - Focused Brief Therapy

Course Description:
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a competency-based, collaborative psychotherapeutic approach that is both effective and time-sensitive. Although it is a relatively brief form of treatment, SFBT is capable of initiating profound change in people's lives by helping them to resolve the most challenging and intractable problems. The author explains the development of this clinical approach and describes the unique characteristics of the solution-focused, brief therapy model practiced by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Berg. The author presents valuable examples of SFBT interviewing techniques and provides therapists with tools to help patients form clear treatment goals.
Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will:
  • Have an enhanced understanding of the historical development of brief therapy;
  • Be familiar with the basic assumptions and unique characteristics of the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy model developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg; and
  • Have knowledge of basic interviewing and treatment techniques of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
Author Bio:
Phillip Ziegler, MFT, has over 30 years of clinical experience. He currently teaches, consults and maintains a private psychotherapy and family mediation practice in Oakland, CA. His past experience includes being clinical director of Xanthos Family Service Agency in Alameda, CA, training director of the San Francisco Community Boards Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, and an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Graduate Program at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA. He is co-author with his wife, Tobey Hiller, of the highly acclaimed book, Recreating Partnership: A Solution-Oriented, Collaborative Approach To Couples Therapy (W. W. Norton, 2001).
Credits:
1.00
Hours:
1.00
Certificates:
American Psychological Association - view details
Association of Social Work Boards - view details
California Board of Registered Nursing - view details
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) - view details
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - view details
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists - view details

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