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Solution-Focused Workshops Newsletter
Workshops 2014/15 Schedule March 2014
In This Issue
NEW! May 2014 – SF with School Based Problems!
NEW! Summer Intensive – Narrative Collaborative Therapy!
  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 March 2014:
In preparation for our SF workshop for school-based problems, our tip this month will be specific to children and youth.
When gathering new thoughts about the problem situations, start by creating a plan (drawing a picture of this plan is often very useful).
In this plan, sketch the problem and how it has been handled in the past. Then move into creating an outline of when the problem is less severe, or does not exist, and think of when, where, how, what, and who (relationship questions) that can move you and the youth from problem talk to solution talk!
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Our new training calendar is out!
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to find the course that is right for you!
NEW! Solution Focused Strategies for School-Based Problems is back!
May 8-9, 2014
Our members have asked for strategies to help them support children and youth in school settings, so we have brought back the very popular Solution Focused Strategies with School Based Problems. Seats are filling fast, so please don't miss this opportunity.
Sign up today!
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.
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.
Hello everyone!
We are so excited to bring back Solution-Focused Strategies for School–Based Problems. Working with children can be rewarding work, but of course it can come with its fair share of challenges too. Our workshop will provide you with the tools to work with children and youth to rediscover their strengths and yours!
Specifically designed to target school-based problems, this solution–focused workshop gives counsellors, educators, and administrators a proven, positive program that helps students deal with their problems and gain self–esteem in the process. Rather than dwelling on deficits of the student or the history of the problem, the solution– focused practitioner searches for times when the problem does not occur, and utilizes these exceptions to begin to construct potential solutions. This model is a practical, effective approach for students, teachers, parents, and administrators.
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? 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. 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.
July 8, 9, 10, 11 2014
NEW! Solution Talk Presents
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:
Level 1:  Introduction to Solution Focused Strategies  
  • Calgary      March 11-12, 2014
  • Calgary      Apr 8-9 2014
  • Calgary      November 18-19, 2014
  • Calgary      January 20-21, 2015
Level 2: Advanced Solution Focused Strategies
  • Calgary      March 13-14, 2014
  • Calgary      Apr 10-11 2014
  • Calgary      November 20-21, 2014
  • Calgary      January 22-23, 2015
Solution Focused Strategies With School-Based Problems
  • Calgary      May 8-9, 2014
A Solution Focused Approach With Children and Youth
  • Calgary      October 21-22, 2014
A Solution Focused Approach to Substance Abuse
  • Calgary      October 23-24, 2014


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Please contact us for personal coaching, and individual or family counselling information.


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