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Workshops 2016 Schedule Summer 2016
Workshops, Consultations, & Coaching
Kelly Ainslie
Kelly Ainslie
Denise Davies
Denise Davies
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˜Your SFBT tip for Summer 2016:
Here is a short description with video by Mark Tyrrell, highlighting one of our favourite SFBT techniques, scaling questions.


3 Scaling Questions From Solution Focused Therapy
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Welcome Summer!
With school done for the summer, and people leaving for their summer vacations, or organizing a lovely stay–cation, we thought we would send you all our best for a safe and fun–filled summer holiday. We too will be taking a bit of a break, but we continue to plan for new upcoming e–learning opportunities this Fall!

Our new 2016 calendar can be found below and on our website at

See you all in September!

~Kelly and Denise
THANKS!!! We had fabulous groups of participants throughout our Winter and Spring e–learning sessions, who joined us from all over the country! We are excited to see how we are able to reach so many SFBT enthusiasts with our new online learning format. Wonderful strength–based conversations were had by all!!!

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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.

With many of us spending time with the young people in our lives throughout these summer months, we thought we would highlight a lovely children's book, When You Are Happy (2006), by Eileen Spinelli and Illustrated by Geraldo Valerio. This lovely book flows through a young girl's changing moods, and the everlasting love that follows her from her family along the way. Enjoy!

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 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 workshop.
Solution-Focused Workshops are pre-approved with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). All workshops are eligible for Category A Continuing Education credits.
Online Workshop Schedule:
E-Learning — Level 1: Introduction to Solution-Focused Strategies  
Level One (E-Learning): Introduction to Solution Focused Strategies, is divided into four lessons:
  1. Lesson One: Overview and Origins of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Model
  2. Lesson Two: Core Components of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Model
  3. Lesson Three: Solution Focused Counselling Relationships and Practice
  4. Lesson Four: Application of Solution Focused Principles to Practice
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).
Start dates:
  • Sept 7, 2016
  • November 16, 2016
E-Learning — Level 2: Advanced Solution-Focused Strategies  
Level Two (E-Learning): Advanced Solution Focused Strategies, is divided into four lessons:
  1. Lesson One: Use of Language, Application of the SFBT Model with Children, and the Influence of Steve de Shazer and Milton Erickson on SFBT
  2. Lesson Two: Meeting Clients Where They Are At: Problem Focused versus Solution Building
  3. Lesson Three: The Miracle Question in Depth and Response Strategies
  4. Lesson Four: Application to Crisis Situations and What Others say about the SFBT Model
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).
Start dates:
  • October 12, 2016
Cancellation policy and Deadlines for Registration:

The deadline for course registration is 2 days prior to course commencement. Please check our website at 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

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 or contact us at


Solution Talk Ltd. (provider #1364) is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards. ASWB Approval Period: 06/25/2015 – 06/25/2019. 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
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