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The Solution Focused Approach: The Power of Description

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The Solution Focused Approach: The Power of Description Course Objectives, Description, and Outline

Course Objectives:
  1. Describe how to use the Solution Focused Approach to help the client perform the description through the session.
  2. Develop confidence in using the Solution Focused Approach in their work with clients.
  3. Follow the flow of the session with their clients, regardless of the problem the client presents in session.
Course Description:

The Solution Focused Approach is very different from traditional, problem-focused ways of working with clients. The primary thing that sets this approach is the way the professional uses questions to help the client to provide a detailed description of their desired outcome becoming their reality. This means someone looking to master this approach needs to master the art of asking questions that help the client engage in the kind of description that will make a difference in their lives. That’s exactly what this lecture is about and each participant will leave the event better at this skill.

Course Outline:
  • Introductions
  • Lecture covering the Solution Focused Diamond
  • Lecture and demonstration of:
    • Desired Transformation
    • History of the outcome
    • Resource Talk
    • Ending a Session
Instructors: Elliot Connie, MA, LPC

Elliott Connie, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist that practices in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. He has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and families applying the solution focused approach to help them move their lives from the current problems towards their desired futures. He is the founder and Director of The Solution Focused Universe, an online learning community that also conducts trainings to help professionals master the SF Approach in their work. He is recognized around the world speaking at national and international conferences and events in such places as throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, South Africa, Russia, Switzerland, England, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland, Holland, Canada, and Asia training practitioners to apply solution focused questions and techniques in their work. He has authored or co-authored 4 books including “The Art of Solution Focused Therapy”, “Solution Building in Couples Therapy”, “The Solution Focused Marriage”, and “Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma”.


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