Deep Dive into the Practice of Solution Focused Therapy

Monday, June 27, 2022, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
-$199 including CEUs
Deep Dive into the Practice of Solution Focused Therapy
Susan Tohn, M.S.W., LICSW

This training is for practitioners who are familiar with the Solution Focused model and want to take a deeper dive into utilizing Solution Focused language to develop deeper rapport and to move their clients more efficiently towards achieving their goals. Through the use of pre-recorded sessions, participants will analyze the sessions by discerning which goals the client is a customer or browser for, and where/when the clinician used active vs. passive language. Most of the day will be spent practicing Solution Focused language in dyads and also as a larger group in a fishbowl format. Participants will leave this training energized and confident in their Solution Focused framework and use of language.

Following this training the participants will understand:
  1. When to use active vs. passive language
  2. Whether a client is a customer, browser or visitor for a goal
  3. When to validate and when to ask an amplifying question
  4. How to respond when a client says “nothing it better”
  5. When to terminate

Susan Lee Tohn, MSW, LICSW, is Co-Director of Solutions.  Ms. Tohn has worked with couples, adolescents, and families using the Solution-Focused model for over 25 years.  She has provided training for and consulted with management teams, mental health organizations, hospitals, state child welfare organizations, schools, and has presented to professional audiences both nationally and internationally. Ms. Tohn is an Associate Professor of Clinical Practice at Boston College School of Social Work.  Ms. Tohn is co-author of “Crossing the Bridge: Integrating Solution Focused Therapy into Clinical Practice” and “Solution-Focused Therapy with Mandated Clients: Cooperating with the Uncooperative,” in S. Miller, M. Hubble, & B. Duncan (Eds.), Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


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