Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Certificate

Since its inception in the mid-1980s, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) has been helping 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.

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.

Access to Course Site
You will receive an email approximately one week prior to the start date of the class with instructions on setting up your username and password and how to access the online course site.

Course Requirements
This is an instructor-facilitated, online asynchronous course. You are required to have routine access to a computer with Internet (we highly recommend a high speed connection such as DSL or cable modem). You are also required to have a recent version of Microsoft Office Suite or comparable program to include Microsoft Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), and PowerPoint (presentations) in order to both view and create documents needed to participate in this course.

Each week you will be given readings and assignments to complete. Each week you will be expected to log in and complete assignments within the deadlines given in order to be awarded CEUs and the certificate of completion. However, within the deadline, you will be able to complete the readings and assignments at your leisure.

Certificates of Completion will be mailed within two weeks after the last day of class.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the theoretical differences between problem solving and solution-building treatment models
  • Identify the solution-building conversations when listening in, or observe a session
  • Plan and carry out a “solution-building conversation” with clients

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Overview

Course available Aug 5-Nov 28 Closed

Course available Mar 9-July 4, 2020