Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy 

We live in a fast-paced world, where clients want quick results. The field of mental health is no different. Clients and insurers typically want brief and effective treatment. Clinical guidelines for many psychiatric disorders recommend a combination of psychotherapy and pharmacological treatment. Unfortunately, pharmacology continues to take precedence in many front line treatment centers, likely due to the misperception that effective psychotherapy needs to be lengthy and time intensive. Instead, research evidence supports that brief therapy models, such as solution-focused therapy (SFT), are efficacious and are more easily integrated into many primary health care settings than lengthy psychotherapy models. The main goal of this course is to give you the tools you need to accurately identify and treat clients who are appropriate for solution-focused therapy. You will learn the basic tenets of solution-focused therapy, its process and approach, the primary techniques, and its utility in treating individuals and families with a variety of psychosocial problems. Experiential lessons, research-based information, and detailed case studies throughout this course will help you apply solution-focused therapy to a wide variety of individuals.

$19.95

Hours: 1.25
REL-HHS-0-SFT

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (25 Match)

American Psychological Association

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.25 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours. Content Area: C2, R1

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.25 HOURS


Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.25 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.25 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Connecticut Certification Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.25 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.25 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

1.25 HOURS


Categories Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.25 CEHs.

Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

1.25 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-SFT
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Identify how solution-focused therapy is different from other approaches to psychotherapy.
List the basic principles and process of solution-focused therapy.
Describe how solution-focused therapy can be applied in crisis situations.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About this Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Overview of Solution-Focused Therapy A. Meet Jimmy B. What Is Solution-Focused Therapy? C. Future-Oriented D. A Brief History of Solution-Focused Therapy E. A Positive Approach F. Creating Change G. Creating a Detailed Picture H. Why Solution-Focused Therapy Is Usually Short-Term I. A Strengths-Based Model J. Types of Problems that Solution-Focused Therapy Addresses K. The Basic Tenets of Solution-Focused Therapy L. How the Process Works M. General Ingredients of Solution-Focused Therapy N. New Common Ground O. Specific Active Ingredients P. Goal Setting and Subsequent Therapy Q. Nature of the Client-Therapist Relationship R. Contrasted with Other Treatments S. Fernandinho's Focus T. Section Summary Section 3: Applying Solution-Focused Therapy A. Therapy in Crisis Situations B. Is Solution-Focused Therapy Appropriate for Crisis Situations? C. Empowering Clients in Crisis Situations D. How Do I Apply Solution-Focused Therapy in Crisis Situations? E. A Positive, Collegial, Solution-Focused Stance F. Looking for Previous Solutions and Exceptions G. Questions vs. Directives or Interpretations H. Solution-Focused Presuppositions I. Compliments J. Gentle Nudging to Do More of What Is Working K. Pre-Session Change L. Solution-Focused Goals M. Miracle Question N. Answer to the Miracle Question O. Scaling Questions P. Components of Scaling Questions Q. Constructing Solutions and Exceptions R. Coping Questions S. Taking a Break and Reconvening T. Experiments and Homework Assignments U. Client Assigned Homework V. Experiments, Homework, and Success W. More about Experiments and Homework Assignments X. Section Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations!

Instructor: Maiken Gale, Ph.D.
Dr. Gale has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of adults, young adults, and children. She specializes in trauma-related research, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, bereavement, acculturation, and men’s issues. Dr. Gale obtained her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. After completing her doctoral degree, Dr. Gale completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. At UCSD, Dr. Gale was involved in clinical research, delivery of clinical care, program development, and program evaluation. Dr. Gale led a research lab specializing in trauma, personality disorders and co-occurring disorders. She has worked in hospital settings for nearly a decade treating and conducting research on children and adults who have experienced trauma. Disclosure: Maiken Gale, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Psychologists; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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