On Demand Workshops

Solution-Focused Therapy

Skills for Short-Term Counselling

$129.00
4.5

Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

Due to limited resources or time, our role of supporting others as counsellors and helpers is often brief. That is why it is essential to have the skills to explore meaningful goals and achieve practical advancements in a short period of time. Solution-focused therapy (SFT) is a short-term, goal-oriented counselling approach that seeks to help clients by focusing on solutions rather than problems. This workshop provides an overview of the SFT framework and explores its strengths and limitations. Participants will learn practical strategies for helping others reach achievable goals and gain an increased confidence and capacity for supporting others when there are time constraints.

Trainer: Sheri Coburn, MSW, RSW

Learning Objectives

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

  • List strengths and cautions of solution-focused therapy
  • Identify practical, solution-focused strategies
  • Illustrate the elements of effective goal setting
  • Demonstrate steps to match relationship building with goal setting
  • Explain strategies for matching the counselling process to client motivation

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Guiding Ideology of a SFT Framework
  • Strengths and Cautions of SFT
  • Practical, Solution-Focused Strategies
  • Building a Strong Counselling Relationship
  • Understanding and Assessing for Motivation
  • Important Elements of Effective Goal Setting
  • Balancing Motivation, Accountability, and Hope
  • Effective Questions for Finding Solutions
  • Exploring the Expertise of Clients
  • Creating Strong Action Plans

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone supporting people in their attempt to make meaningful or necessary life changes.

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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