Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Since its inception in the mid-1980s, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) has helped patients by using methods of solution building rather than problem-solving. Instead of focusing on past and present problems (which can seem daunting and overwhelming), SFBT explores current resources and future hopes. By concentrating on the solution, professionals can help their patients by discovering what resources they can use to achieve their goals. Examine the philosophical foundation of social constructivism, successful termination criteria in goal negotiations and an approach to interviewing for solutions.

This certificate is designed for therapists and professionals working in all areas of human services, from family counseling to psychiatric problems. Although SFBT can’t cure a psychiatric condition, the tools learned in this therapy can help patients reach goals and build hope. Within the program, a true community of professionals has been established to learn, discuss and practice current theories and strategies of SFBT.


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