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Solution Focused Families

September 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In virtually all families, there are moments when the kids are unhappy with their parent’s limits, rules, and requests – and the kids are disobedient or make bad decisions. When families fail to successfully negotiate difficulties, it can lead to more conflict, unhappiness or even breakdown of the family (and marriage). Most families want the best for each other, but can easily get caught in repeatedly focusing on the problem rather than finding a solution (that’s achievable for all).

Using goal-orientated Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), can assist you to identify a client’s hoped for changes and participate in conversations that build those changes in great detail, often leading to solutions they may never have considered trying. Whilst this sounds simple, it is challenging, and made more complex when there is more than one person in the conversation such as with families. Here, you must be skilled at identifying desired outcomes that ALL involved parties can engage in. If you fail to co-construct a conversation that identifies detailed future outcomes you risk family members disengaging, sabotaging or dividing – often keeping them focused on the problem and blocking potential change. This workshop explores the effective core techniques required to work families when change is the name of the game!

Presented by US trainer, author and therapist Elliott Connie, who has fast become one of the world’s most renowned educators in the field of Solution Focused Brief interventions. He is the author of three solution focused books including The Art of Solution Focused Therapy. Through the use of practical exercises, video examples and live demonstrations Elliott will review the core components of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and offer new insights into the effective adaptation of it core techniques that focus on working with both individuals and families. If you are new to Solution Focused practice then there can be no better place to start than watching Elliott at work. Likewise if you’re a SF junkie you will leave this training with recharged enthusiasm and a new appreciation for the powerful potential for change that SFBT can create. 

SFBT can be utilized in any professional context that works to create positive change in the lives of others, this workshop will be of interest to Social Workers, Teachers, Counselors, Psychologists, Coaches, Doctors, Nurses, Youth Workers, Caregivers, Supervisors and those working with families.


September 6, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Compass Australia


Batman’s on Collins
623 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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