This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.
Solution-Oriented Therapy is an approach which focuses on evoking strengths and solutions from people who seek therapy. Rather than having the therapist focus on pathology and deficiencies or search for hidden agendas and functions for symptoms, this approach creates a collaborative environment in which clients are partners in the treatment process. With its emphasis on the importance of acknowledgment and validation as well as change, this therapy is an ethical, respectful one for an age of reduced resources. Not just a positive approach, this approach recognizes problems and the influence of the past while creating a respectful, hopeful environment for change. This workshop will present a rapid and flexible means of characterizing presenting problems in ways that suggest solutions. By examining how clients “do” a problem and already “do” its solution elsewhere in their lives, therapists will learn how to help them apply existing skills and inner resources to resolving their difficulties.
- Learn three major methods for working effectively with trauma
- Learn a clear model for conceptualizing and treating depression and anxiety
- Hands-on, practical instruction–be able to use the methods right after the workshop
- Lecture, demonstration, video examples, and case illustrations
Bill O’Hanlon, MS, LMFT, has authored or co-authored 40 books, and published 61 articles or book chapters. His books have been translated into 17 languages. He has appeared on Oprah (with his book Do One Thing Different), The Today Show, and a variety of other television and radio programs. Since 1977, Bill has given over 3500 talks around the world. He has been a top-rated presenter at many national conferences and was awarded the “Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year” in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. Bill is a Licensed Mental Health Professional, Certified Professional Counselor, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is known for his storytelling, irreverent humor, clear and accessible style and his boundless enthusiasm for whatever he is teaching.