Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Presented by Elliott Connie, MA, LPC

Live Streaming December 13 - 14, 2021


12 Hours  |    Pre-approved for 12 CEUs


This online course will be streaming live on December 13 – 14, 2021 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT, 10:30am – 6:00pm CT, 11:30am – 7:00pm ET after purchase.

10:00am – 10:15am PT, 12:00pm – 12:15pm CT, 1:00pm – 1:15pm ET
12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT, 3:00pm- 4:00pm ET
2:30pm – 2:45pm PT, 4:30pm – 4:45pm CT, 5:30pm – 5:45pm ET

Recored footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until January 14, 2022. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on December 11, 2021. 

Though the Solution Focused Approach has been around for several decades, it remains both mysterious and hard for professionals to implement with their clients. There are several reasons for this but the primary reason for this is related to the simplicity of this approach. Often times we confuse “simple” with “easy” and think that asking clients Solution Focused questions will seamlessly lead towards change. In order to master this approach you have to know that simple does not mean easy and develop the skill of asking the kinds of questions that lead towards positive change. Once this is done then you’ll be able to use this approach to help clients regardless of the issue that client presents with. The strength of this approach is that once you master the language of this approach you will be able to shift the conversation from the client’s problem towards the desired changes the client is looking to achieve and develop steps to achieve those changes. This lecture will demonstrate how to do just that and be focused on the key skills that professionals need to develop in order to have the biggest impact on their clients lives.

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Introduction and review of the history of the Solution Focused Approach.

Lecture based on the current work of the presenter which features the phases of a Solution Focused conversation.

* Outcome

* Description

* Session closing.

Explanation and demonstration of the key skills.

* Best hopes

* History of the Outcome

* Resource Talk

* Preferred Future

* Ending the Session

  • Be able to use the Solution Focused Approach in their work.
  • Focus their clinical conversations on outcomes instead of problems.
  • Know the key differences between the Solution Focused Approach and other approaches.
  • Be aware of current research that supports the use of this approach,
  • Be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Elliott Connie, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist that practices in Keller, 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 University, an online learning community that also conducts training to help professionals master the Solution Focused 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”.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$449.00N/A
Full-Time Student$359.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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