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Solution Focused Brief Therapy: Revisited and Recharged

September 10, 2018

Compass Seminars invites you to spend a day with US trainer, author and therapist Elliott Connie. Elliott has fast become one of the world’s most renowned educators in the field of Solution Focused Brief interventions and we are delighted to be sponsoring his New Zealand speaking tour during September 2018.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a unique, goal-directed intervention where the focus is placed firmly on the client’s desired outcomes instead of their problems (even when the presenting problem is serious). At its core it focuses on developing conversations that involve detailed descriptions of clients hoped for futures. While this is a simple focus, this does not mean it is easy. The many powerful questioning techniques central to SFBT are as much an art as they are a science and as with any craft they require ongoing practice and reflection to continue developing competency.

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 use of a number of the core techniques that central to the approach. A specific focus will be placed 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. If you already have some experience with the approach you will leave this training with recharged enthusiasm and a new appreciation for the powerful potential for change that SFBT can create. Because SFBT can be utilised 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, Counsellors, Psychologists, Coaches, Doctors, Nurses, Youth Workers, Caregivers, Supervisors and those working with families.

Elliott Connie MA, LPC, is a psychotherapist, author and international speaker, based in Keller, Texas. He travels the world teaching professionals to use this approach in their work as well as running a training organisation dedicated to this approach. Over the last 15 years Elliott has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and families applying solution focused approaches to help them move their lives from the current problems towards their desired futures. He is an in-demand trainer all over the world speaking at international conferences and training forums. Elliott has authored or co-authored 3 books including “The Art of Solution Focused Therapy”.


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