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Solution-Focused Workshops Newsletter
Workshops 2014/15 Schedule June 2014
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NEW! Still openings in our Summer Intensive!
NEW! Where you can find our newsletter after today...
  Ongoing personalized training & group seminars
Kelly Ainslie
Kelly Ainslie
Denise Davies
Denise Davies
Inspire & Motivate Change in Your Clients and Students!!
Brief & Effective Results!
Be part of a successful team!
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˜Your SFBT tip for June 2014:
As usual, we learn so much from the individuals in our workshops and consulting groups. Recently, we had a wonderful description of how one of our participants was able to work with a terminally ill child and her family. This of course was not a situation where the outcome could be changed. Instead, the focus was on how each of the family members was coping. The list of strengths that the family was able to provide reminded us not to make assumptions about where our clients are at. This family had an incredible story of how they were coping and thriving through an obviously difficult life event. Remember, "It is always better to work with the client you have in the room, rather than the one you created in your head."
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Given the new laws governing emails, Solution Talk Ltd. will no longer send out our e–newsletters directly to you. You may still receive our e–newsletters from time–to–time if you are a member of a larger association, who we partner with to share our e-newsletters and training updates.

Effective September 2014, you will be able to access the current and archived e–newsletters by visiting our website at To address any inconvenience in this new arrangement, we will offer those who visit our website additional solution–focused materials including a blog of our events and experiences, and links to solution–focused research and methods. We hope you continue to share with us through our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

~Kelly and Denise
Happy Summer everyone!!
Well the warm weather has finally arrived, and with it, comes thoughts and plans for summer holidays. Why not combine the opportunity to experience summer in Calgary with training that will help you create a more efficient and positive work load when you return to your job...
Summer Intensive: Calgary
July 8, 9, 10, 11 2014

Take Levels 1 and 2 in a four-day summer intensive course, held in Calgary, AB. And maybe take in the 2014 Calgary Stampede!

Join 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.

We have so many calls for us to come to you!! To meet these growing demands, we have opened up 2 additional weeks within the 2014 calendar year! Give us a call if one of these times works for you and your organization:
August 19th through August 24th, 2014
September 16th through September 19th, 2014

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!
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 & Denise Davies  
*Clinicians *Speakers *Trainers
Workshops for Team Building, Education, Health Care, Counselling, Human Service Professionals, Leaders and Managers
Alberta   British Columbia   Saskatchewan  Manitoba
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.
We want to take this opportunity to thank the several agency staff and management teams who have worked with us over the last several months. It has been a pleasure to teach you the SFBT model and hear how you have adapted your approach to help your clients gain a strength-based, solution-focused lens of their lives. It is wonderful to watch each of you embrace the approach and share your successes with us. Keep up the great work!!

~Kelly and Denise
Register TODAY...
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.
Group and student rates are now available. Please email us at to learn more.
Workshops update:
Do you have an upcoming team retreat? Looking for keynote speakers?
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.
July 2, 3, 4, 5 2014
NEW! Solution Talk 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


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.
Level 1:  Introduction to Solution Focused Strategies  
  • Calgary      September 25-26, 2014
  • Calgary      October 21-22, 2014
  • Calgary      November 18-19, 2014
  • Calgary      January 20-21, 2015
Level 2: Advanced Solution Focused Strategies
  • Calgary      October 23-24, 2014
  • Calgary      November 20-21, 2014
  • Calgary      January 22-23, 2015


Personal Counselling and Coaching:
Please contact us for personal coaching, and individual or family counselling information.


On-Site Training 
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 conferences.
Call us for a No-Obligation Consultation.

Call us at: 403-287-8707
Kelly Ainslie & Denise Davies
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