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Solution-Focused Newsletter
Workshops 2017/2018 Schedule Fall 2017
Workshops, Consultations, & Coaching
Kelly Ainslie
Kelly Ainslie
Denise Davies
Denise Davies
Inspire & Motivate Change.
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˜Your SFBT tip for Fall 2017:

This was a story in the New York Times that I think exemplifies an individualized, preferred future beautifully. I challenge you not to tear up :) ~Enjoy!

Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism
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"Helping people move from problem talk to solution talk"
Happy Fall!
We are off to a great start! We just finished a great Level One course with new Solution-Focused practitioners from across Canada.

What a wonderful learning opportunity for all of us!

Level Two will be underway in the next couple of weeks. We will then take a short break before our Winter courses commence in January 2018.

Time flies, so be sure to register soon! Remember, Social Workers will receive 10 category A credits for completion of our online courses. Of course, we continue to be supported by other professional associations, including the CCPA. Please check with your association to determine what our courses can be counted as toward your continuing professional development hours.

We look forward to "seeing" you soon!

~Kelly and Denise

Solution-Focused Reference Materials...
In our September Level One course, we had some excellent questions about working with an SF lens and supporting clients with addictions. This reminded us of one of the great foundational pieces we refer to: Working with the Problem Drinker: A Solution-Focused Approach by Insoo Kim Berg and Scott D. Miller (1992). It may be an older book, but it still holds many great solution-focused ideas for our work with this vulnerable population.

Dr. Alasdair Macdonald has done the significant work of managing a list of published research on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for over 20 years! In December, he will be closing his website. All of us in the SF Community thank him greatly for the tireless work he has contributed. There are not enough words to acknowledge our appreciation to him. We strongly recommend visiting his website at before the end of the year.

Thank You Alasdair!

Quote of the month:

We are adding to our virtual "library" and Solution–Focused interest groups and individuals through Facebook. We hope to "see" you there!

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We are thrilled to continue to offer workshops that are meaningful to our members. So... drop us a quick email and let us know how we can best support your training needs!
Audience: Youth care, mental health, social work, childrens' services, crisis intervention, group homes, residential treatment, probation officers, program administrators, domestic violence workers, nursing, psychology, group wilderness programs, instructors, criminal justice programs, teachers, and school principals at at all levels of experience and licensure to explore or gain a better working knowledge of solution-focused brief therapy. Participants will receive 10 continuing education credits for each workshop.
Solution-Focused Workshops are pre-approved with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). All workshops are eligible for Category A Continuing Education credits.
Online Workshop Schedule:
E-Learning — Level 1: Introduction to Solution-Focused Strategies  
Level One (E-Learning): Introduction to Solution Focused Strategies, is divided into four lessons:
  1. Lesson One: Overview and Origins of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Model
  2. Lesson Two: Core Components of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Model
  3. Lesson Three: Solution Focused Counselling Relationships and Practice
  4. Lesson Four: Application of Solution Focused Principles to Practice
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN — 4–weeks of online lessons to gain the content and practical information to practice SFBT. Participants must complete all course requirements and a quiz at the end of the course in order to be granted a certificate of completion. Upon successful course completion, participants will receive 10 Continuing Education Hours (ASWB - Category A).
Start dates:
  • January 3, 2018
  • March 14, 2018
E-Learning — Level 2: Advanced Solution-Focused Strategies  
Level Two (E-Learning): Advanced Solution Focused Strategies, is divided into four lessons:
  1. Lesson One: Use of Language, Application of the SFBT Model with Children, and the Influence of Steve de Shazer and Milton Erickson on SFBT
  2. Lesson Two: Meeting Clients Where They Are At: Problem Focused versus Solution Building
  3. Lesson Three: The Miracle Question in Depth and Response Strategies
  4. Lesson Four: Application to Crisis Situations and What Others say about the SFBT Model
REGISTRATIONS OPEN SOON — Participants MUST have completed level one to participate in Level 2: Advanced Solution–Focused Strategies. This course offers 4–weeks of online lessons to further develop and refine your SFBT practice. Participants must complete all course requirements and a quiz at the end of the course in order to be granted a certificate of completion. Upon successful course completion, participants will receive 10 Continuing Education Hours (ASWB – Category A).
Start dates:
  • November 15th, 2017
  • February 7, 2018
Cancellation policy and Deadlines for Registration:

The deadline for course registration is 2 days prior to course commencement. Please check our website at for course start dates. Solution Talk Ltd. reserves the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment. Liability is limited to a refund for workshop fees only. Fees are for tuition only. Once received or charged, payments are final and non-refundable. You may transfer your tuition to another workshop or to a colleague. Each participant cancellation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Any concerns or grievances can be directed to the instructor of the course or to the directors at

Participants are required to complete all hours of each workshop and complete all course requirements in order to receive certificates. The certificates will be awarded at the end of each workshop. For more information on all of our course learning objectives, instructors, and other Solution Talk information, please visit our website at or contact us at


Solution Talk Ltd. (provider #1364) is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards. ASWB Approval Period: 06/25/2015 – 06/25/2019. Solution Talk Ltd. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 10 continuing education clock hours in participating in this course.
Kelly Ainslie & Denise Davies
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