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˜Your SFBT tip for April 2014:
One of our favourite quotes from Insoo Kim–Berg describes the very nature
of the existence of solutions for everyone. It is, "By stating there
is a problem suggests there is a solution – linguistically." In our
practice we need to remember to gently "tap" our clients on the
shoulder, to point out these alternative paths to their problems, that they
are simply overlooking. Enjoy your continued solution-focused practice!
"Helping people move from problem talk to solution
Our new training calendar is out!
Check out the dates below or visit us at
to find the course that is right for you!
We Hear You!
Our participants and members have asked for more opportunities
to attend our Level One: Introduction to Solution Focused Strategies.
New dates added to our training calendar:
May 29, 30th, 2014
September 25, 26th, 2014
October 21, 22nd, 2014
Save the Dates!!
Seats will fill up fast, so please don't miss this opportunity.
Sign up today!
We often share our SFBT resources and links with our participants
during the workshops. We will now also share resource links on our
website for ongoing access to some of our favourite SFBT sites.
Check it out at www.solutiontalk.ca
Our workshops offer a "pure" Solution-Focused learning opportunity,
but we are proud to work within a model that is flexible and acknowledges
other modalities to meet the individual needs of our clients.
As active members of the Alberta Play Therapy Association (APTA), we
encourage you to look at their website www.albertaplaytherapy.ca
and consider joining us as members. Remember, you don't need to be a
certified play therapist to join, just have a passion to learn how to
work with children effectively!
Teachers, Counsellors, Health-Care Workers,
Front-Line Helping Professionals:
Gain your professional development credits
in a fun and dynamic learning environment!
Presented by: Kelly Ainslie &
Workshops for Team Building, Education, Health Care,
Counselling, Human Service Professionals, Leaders and
Solution-Focused Workshops are pre-approved
with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association
(CCPA). All workshops are eligible for ACSW Continuing Education
Hours and other professional development
We are so excited to let you know that we are almost ready to launch our
e–learning opportunities. We know that travelling great distances
and taking time off work can be barriers to learning the SFBT model.
We will offer all of the great information that we bring to our face–to–face
workshops, along with online, interactive opportunities to share with us
and your peers, all from the comfort of your home or office.
If you are interested to learn more about how you can register, please email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
our website at
Remember, this is an opportunity to gain all of the same great Solution
Focused knowledge at a pace and place that fits your learning needs. We
will continue to add more online SFBT courses to allow our participants
other learning opportunities. Let us know what you would like to see offered
online, and we will try to meet your learning needs.
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
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.
Do you have an upcoming team retreat? Looking for keynote speakers?
GIVE US A CALL!
Remember, solution-focused techniques are not only for working with your clients. These skills are effective within teams and work groups to enhance morale and build team spirit! If you are looking for an excellent addition to your next work retreat, give us a call!
Many agencies require their staff to attend these workshops as part of their employment training.
Summer Intensive: Calgary
July 8, 9, 10, 11 2014
Take Levels 1 and 2 in a four-day immersion course, held in Calgary, AB.
And maybe take in the 2014 Calgary Stampede!
Kelly Ainslie and Denise Davies as they share their combined 30 years of experience
practising from a solution-focused, strength-based approach. They will examine a case
study and apply the solution focused tenets and techniques to bring the skills to
life throughout these four days. No prerequisites are required.
Please feel free to bring along your case examples and let us explore personalized SF
approach with your own clients, students, and/or families.
July 2, 3, 4, 5 2014
NEW! Solution is proud to offer
Narrative-Collaborative Therapy with Dr. Jeff Chang
Join Dr. Jeff Chang, and benefit from his 25 years' experience of immersion in
both the narrative and solution–focused approaches. There will be plenty of
opportunity for networking and socializing. No prerequisites are required.
This 4–day skill–based intensive workshop will immerse you in a
narrative–collaborative approach to counselling, therapy, and community practice.
Dr Jeff Chang will assist participants to understand the thinking supporting a
narrative–collaborative approach, and lead you through learning specific skills
for practice. Through live demonstration and video illustration by Jeff and other leaders
in narrative therapy, participants will observe and practice interview skills and other
narrative practices, including:
- externalizing the problem
- deconstructive listening and questioning
- locating and expanding unique outcomes
- circulating news of difference by using the reflecting process and therapeutic documents
- applying a narrative-collaborative approach to your own work
E-Learning — Level 1: Introduction to Solution-Focused Strategies
REGISTRATIONS OPEN SOON— 4–weeks of online lessons to gain the content
and practical information to practice SFBT.
Level 1: Introduction to Solution Focused
May 29-30, 2014
September 25-26, 2014
October 21-22, 2014
November 18-19, 2014
January 20-21, 2015
Level 2: Advanced Solution Focused
Apr 10-11 2014
October 23-24, 2014
November 20-21, 2014
January 22-23, 2015
Personal Counselling and Coaching:
Please contact us for personal coaching, and individual
or family counselling information.
We are pleased to offer new consulting agreements and revised organizational
approaches to move workplace dilemmas toward team building solutions. Phone
us for your free no obligation quote.
Customized training for organizations and
Call us for a No-Obligation
Call us at: 403-287-8707
Kelly Ainslie & Denise Davies