Solution-Focused Therapy Online Self-Paced Courses

The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy is proud to offer state-of-the-art training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and related practices. Our courses are designed for beginner to advanced practicing professionals in the mental health, social services, education, and health care disciplines. SFBT offers a hope-friendly, pragmatic approach for incorporating positive psychology principles and practice. Our instructors are prominent SFBT leaders who were directly trained and supervised by  Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer, the original developers of this approach.

  • We provide continuing education for psychologists, social workers, and mental health clinicians.
  • We offer a broad range of courses from basic to advanced as well as applications of SFBT to crises, trauma, and grief.
  • Our courses reflect the most current advances in this evidence-based approach.
  • Our transdisciplinary training approaches serve to address a wide range of professional disciplines

Self -Paced Courses

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: An Introduction to Clinical Practice

5 CE Credit/Clock Hours – $125

Introduction to Clinical Practice SFBT

This course offers an introduction to the clinical practice of solution-focused brief therapy and is structured as an online, self-paced, text materials and lecture-based course with exam. Areas covered include key components of SFBT in clinical practice, SFBT major tenets, SFBT evidence, and research. The lecture includes numerous demonstration videos. This course is available in English and Español (Spanish).

Solution-Focused Conversations in Schools: An Integration of Education and Mental Health

19 CE Credit/Clock Hours – $450

self help techniques solution focused course

This course offers comprehensive solution-focused brief conversational skills tailored for educational settings across the developmental spectrum. Solution-focused brief therapy equips transdisciplinary teams with solution-focused social-emotional learning techniques that can seamlessly integrate into school curricula and educational settings. The course structure includes an online self-paced, text-based, lecture-based course with exams. It has 34 video demonstrations.

Foundations of Solution-Focused Practices Online Intensive

19.5 CE Credit/Clock Hours – $495

foundations solution focused practice course

This is our most complete and comprehensive self-paced, online program and includes a ten-part video lecture series, an electronic version of the book Learning Solution-Focused Therapy: An Illustrated Guide, video demonstrations, case studies, and clinical practice exercises. This course provides an intensive investigation of the foundational knowledge, training, and practice in the Solution-Focused approach.

Solution-Focused Brief Crisis and Trauma Interventions

8.5 CE Credit/Clock Hours – $225.00

solution focused trauma treatment course

This new and improved course offers providers the guidance and tools they need to address trauma in crisis situations with innovative solution-focused skills and interventions designed to stabilize and support clients through their darkest moments. It is structured as an online self-paced, text, and lecture-based course with exams. Areas covered include fundamental components of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), clinical interventions, and techniques applied in the context of crisis and trauma. The course also includes numerous case examples, over 2 hours of demonstration videos, and current SFBT evidence and research in the context of crisis and trauma.

Clients Experiencing Grief: A Solution-Focused Approach

5 CE Credit/Clock Hours – $125

Grief therapy course

This course provides an application of the evidence-based Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Approach to counseling people in the aftermath of loss. This self-paced course offers a framework and practical techniques with reading material, text transcripts, video lecture, and a video case demonstration.

More Than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

6 CE Credit/Clock Hours – $50

more than miracles course

This is an assessment-only course with an exam based on the book More Than Miracles. The book and course are purchased separately. The book is not included in the cost of the course.   Written by pioneering experts in the field, More Than Miracles remains an authoritative text on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

Solution-Focused Well-Being Self-Help Techniques

Not eligible for continuing education credits – $20

self help techniques solution focused course

This course is suitable for those seeking to improve their overall quality of life by envisioning, refining, pursuing and achieving practical goals reflective of their best hopes and aspirations. Students will discover their own best coping strategies, develop and implement their own uniquely effective solutions to everyday challenges and problems.

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