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˜Your SFBT tip for February 2016:
To recognize and celebrate Valentine's day, we have included a link to the latest collaboration between musician Nimesh (Nimo) Patel and filmmaker Ellie Walton. As they remind us, "We are one family – Keep Loving!"
Keep Loving: A Universal Love Song
"Helping people move from problem talk to solution
Happy Valentine's Day!
In honour of February 14th, or, of course, Valentine's Day, we have included a link to an article for all of you looking to make the most out of your special day, and take a SF approach to your relationship.
Elliot Connie is one of the leading solution-focused practitioners, working with couples. His five ways to steer your conversation toward a SF direction are included in the article below.
Enjoy your special day!
5 Simple Ways to Turn Your Relationship Around
~Kelly and Denise
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 www.solutiontalk.ca. We would
love our members to add to our community list. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to give us your thoughts on what should be included.
We keep coming upon so many of our books that we love to read over and over again as we build our resource list for our members. Another favourite is the collective work of Steve de Shazer, Yvonne Dolan, and Harry Korman, in More than Miracles: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (2007). The final work of SF family therapists and original developers of SFBT, the late Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg (who passed away shortly before the book's release) this book gives an insightful look at the SF approach. The real-life case examples give a meaningful and authentic glance at the experts at work. Enjoy!
Quote of the month for February 2016:
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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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 face-to-face and online workshop.
Solution-Focused Workshops are pre-approved
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All face–to–face and online workshops are eligible for
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Online Workshop Schedule:
Level One (E-Learning): Introduction to Solution Focused Strategies, is divided into four lessons:
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. 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).
- Lesson One: Overview and Origins of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Model
- Lesson Two: Core Components of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Model
- Lesson Three: Solution Focused Counselling Relationships and Practice
- Lesson Four: Application of Solution Focused Principles to Practice
- March 23, 2016
- May 4, 2016
- September 7, 2016
Level Two (E-Learning): Advanced Solution Focused Strategies, is divided into four lessons:
E-Learning — Level 2: Advanced Solution-Focused Strategies
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).
- Lesson One: Use of Language, Application of the SFBT Model with Children, and the Influence of Steve de Shazer and Milton Erickson on SFBT
- Lesson Two: Meeting Clients Where They Are At: Problem Focused versus Solution Building
- Lesson Three: The Miracle Question in Depth and Response Strategies
- Lesson Four: Application to Crisis Situations and What Others say about the SFBT Model
- March 9, 2016
- April 13, 2016
- May 25, 2016
- September 21, 2016
Cancellation policy and Deadlines for Registration:
The deadline for course registration is 2 days prior to course commencement. Please check our website at www.solutiontalk.ca 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 email@example.com
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
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Solution Talk Ltd. (provider #1364) is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards. www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: 06/25/2015 – 06/25/2016. 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