On-Demand Workshops

Brief Focused Counselling Skills

Strategies from Leading Frameworks

$219.00
8

Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

Due to limited resources and time, brief counselling interventions that are effective and efficient are becoming more in demand. This workshop is designed to move beyond general counselling skills and offer increased capacity and confidence to those wanting to expand their existing knowledge base and current skill set. Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Solution-Focused counselling frameworks. Practical strategies and techniques from each of these frameworks will be explored, accompanied with experiential opportunities to assess and understand their application within a counselling context.

Trainer: Sheri Coburn, MSW, RSW

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the key components of leading counselling frameworks
  • Apply different strategies and skills in different helping roles
  • Understand how personal beliefs affect being a helper
  • Utilize questions and activities to help clients identify and meet goals

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • History of Counselling Frameworks
  • The Value and Purpose of Theory
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Strengths-Based Therapy (SBT)
  • Narrative Therapy (NT)
  • The Assessment Process
  • Helping Clients Understand the Process
  • Considerations Around Single Session Counselling
  • How Who You Are Affects How You Help

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, support workers, and anyone wanting to gain increased capacity in counselling skills.

Trainer: Sheri Coburn

MSW, RSW

Sheri is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. She has a diverse professional background with experience as a correctional officer, addictions counsellor, and developer and coordinator of a domestic violence outreach program. Sheri is a contributing author of our Counselling Insights and Counselling in Relationships books. In addition to her work with CTRI, Sheri is also a counsellor in a private practice setting. She currently provides individual and family counselling in the areas of mental health, addiction, recovering after relationship breakdown, and trauma. Sheri believes humor, self-acceptance, and social connection is the best framework for successful healing and meaningful learning. Sheri works to reflect this in her facilitation style and is a knowledgeable, passionate, and engaging presenter. Read blogs written by Sheri here

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