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Workshops 2015 Schedule February 2015
Workshops, Consultations, & Coaching
Kelly Ainslie
Kelly Ainslie
Denise Davies
Denise Davies
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˜Your SFBT tip for February 2015:
We recently heard of this great little story to describe "choices" from one of our e-learning participants, and for our tip this month, we thought we would share it with you. Enjoy!
The story of the two wolves: Managing your thoughts, feelings and actions
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Happy Valentine's Day!
I recently heard of an article written in the New York Times titled, "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This" by Mandy Lin Catron that describes some solution-focused strategies including taking "small steps" and complimenting. Given the romantic month, we thought we would share the article with all of you. Enjoy!

~ Kelly, Denise, and Lisa
E-Learning Article:
In the article, eLearning as Good as Traditional Training for Health Professionals in ScienceDaily we learn that virtual learning can be an effective learning medium.
Alberta Family Wellness has several video clips that are informative and can be useful in explaining and developing a richer conversations about brain development with our clients. For further information you can visit their website at
E-learning – begins again in March 2015!

No time to join us for our face-to-face workshops? Now you can get the same great information from our on-line learning environment.

Learn how to apply the Solution-Focused skills and techniques through our online learning environment. Now available:
Level One: Introduction to Solution Focused Strategies

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 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 look forward to our virtual learning experience with you!
This e-learning opportunity is pre-approved by the CCPA!!
Solution-Focused Reference Materials...
There are so many great Solution-Focused books, articles, videos, and related materials, that we simply can't keep up! We have started to list some of our favourites on our website at We would love our members to add to our community list. Please email us at to give us your thoughts on what should be included.

~Kelly and Denise

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 all levels of experience and licensure to explore or gain a better working knowledge of solution-focused brief therapy. For social workers, Category A credits may be applied through submission of the Category A Summary Form to the ACSW. Consideration and final approval will be granted by the ACSW. Participants will receive 10 continuing education credits for each 2-day workshop.

The course objectives and outlines can be accessed through our website at Please contact us at or phone 403-287-8707 if you need special accommodations or you have questions or concerns.
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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 credits.
Group and student rates are now available. Please email us at to learn more.
Workshop Schedule:
E-Learning — Level 1: Introduction to Solution-Focused Strategies
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN — 4–weeks of online lessons to gain the content and practical information to practice SFBT.
  • March 18, 2015
  • May 6, 2015
Level 1:  Introduction to Solution Focused Strategies  
  • Calgary      February 24-25, 2015
  • Calgary      March 26-27, 2015
  • Calgary      April 21-22, 2015
  • Calgary      May 19-20, 2015
  • Cold Lake  June 2-3, 2015
  • Calgary      June 18-19, 2015
  • Calgary      July 6-7, 2015
  • Calgary      October 20-21, 2015
Level 2: Advanced Solution Focused Strategies
  • Calgary      February 26-27, 2015
  • Calgary      April 23-24, 2015
  • Calgary      May 21-22, 2015
  • Cold Lake  June 4-5, 2015
  • Calgary      July 9-10, 2015
  • Calgary      October 22-23, 2015


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