May 7-10, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

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Master Solution Focused Brief Therapy So That You Can Help Clients Solve Any Problem [Even The Most "Resistant" and Challenging Ones]

Breakdown client problems with even the most challenging clinical situations

This is Elliott Connie. For the past several years I have traveled the world studying and teaching the Solution Focused Approach.

From the moment when I was introduced to the Solution Focused Approach, I have been fascinated with how professionals can best learn how to put it into action. It was this fascination that led to my first book, “The Art of Solution Focused Therapy”.

Eventually, this fascination turned into a full-blown passion. As I traveled the world teaching people to practice SFBT in their work, I became nearly obsessed with making sure I was teaching in a way that best allowed attendees to actually immediately and effectively apply this stuff in their work.

I traveled the world, not only providing trainings but also picking things up along the way that would help me deliver my trainings in a way that would facilitate real learning. What I realized is that the best way to really learn this skill is to practice, to spend time using this language while getting feedback from others who use this approach in their work. Similar to learning a language, the best way learn to use SFBT is to try it on!

That is what this event is about. We will spend 4 days dissecting sessions by watching video examples of real therapy, observing real therapy (I will be seeing real clients in front of the participants) and practice using the language of Solution Focused Brief Therapy through well crafted exercises designed to build your ability to ask Solution Focused questions in session.

By the end of this event, I assure you that you will be able to confidently use this approach and build useful questions in session regardless of what issue is bothering the client!

— Elliott Connie

Solution Focused Brief Therapy is a remarkable way of working. Mastering this method will help you:

During these 4 days, we will be going through the Solution Focused Approach slowly, point by point, dissecting the smallest intricacies of this model. 

We will not just be talking about things in SFBT like the Miracle Question, exception finding, preferred future description and so on. We will actually be watching them happen in session, talking about how to use these ideas effectively in session, and then practicing using these ideas in group exercises while getting helpful feedback from other SFBT professionals, including myself.

The point of all of this is to grow your confidence in using the Solution Focused Approach so that you will be able to use this method in your work immediately after this course has ended.

Course Facilitators: Elliott Connie & Adam Froerer

Can I Really Learn SFBT in 4 Days?

In short, YES! Solution Focused Brief Therapy is a language process that takes attention to master. During this 4 day event, you will spend 24 hours building your skills and mastering this way of working with clients. 

I will never forget the first 4 day event I attended. It was there that my confidence began to soar and I began to genuinely trust my ability to develop questions in session and use this method with even my most trying clients. 

It was also during this event that I realized the importance of practice. Just like with any other skill, Solution Focused language is something you must work at and hone. This sort of training provides a rare opportunity to practice intensely and really grow in your craft.

By the end of this event, you will be able to:

  • Use the common solution focused questions (miracle question, exception finding, scaling, etc.) in session.
  • Work with any client using this method regardless of their referral issue(s). 
  • Focus conversations towards what is desired.
  • Engage clients into a detailed preferred future description that will last almost the length of the session
  • Feel confident in your SFBT skills
  • Use the research and evidence to support your using this method.
  • Think about your clients as resourceful and resilient even if others only see them as troubled.

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Why Should I Come?

  • Learn from an internationally known Solution Focused practitioner, lecturer and researcher
  • Get feedback on your own use of this approach as you go through the exercises
  • Get personal attention from one of the leaders in the Solution Focused community
  • See how this approach works in actual session videos with individuals, couples, teens and families
  • Observe real sessions as they are done with real live clients, right there in front of you, allowing participants to serve as the reflecting team

What Do You Get from this Event?

Each day will take place between 9am and 4pm

Day 1: The Fundamentals of SFBT, analysis of the common Solution Focused Tenets, ideas and questions, introduction of breaking down the Solution Focused session

 Day 2: Demonstration of the First part of the session the “Best Hopes” using video. Practice exercise.

 Day 3: Demonstration of “Resource Talk” and how to move from the best hopes to this part of the session. More practice exercises. Demonstration of the preferred future part of the session and how to build an effective “miracle question”. And even more practice exercises. Live session #1.

 Day 4: Demonstration of closing a session and how to transition into the end of the session effectively. Live session #2 and yet even more practice exercises. Event closing, with a bang!

We will also have evening plans each night!

"[SFBT Live] was a professional life changing event for me. I have been in practice for almost 7 years and have always used SFBT with clients and certainly had the basics down. The intensive took my work with clients to a new level, a level that I did not even know existed! A year later, not a day goes by that I sit in my office that I do not reflect on what I learned during that 5 days as it has forever changed how I work with my clients. Elliott and Adam made all the difference in my summer intensive experience because they really know how to teach and to keep their students interested regardless if SFBT is new to you or not. There is so much to learn either way! The presentation and exercises were invaluable. I will be drawing off of what I learned for the rest of my professional career!"

Angela Stillman, LMFT, LPC

Southlake, Texas

Bonuses and Value

Usually to hire me for this level of training it would cost thousands and thousands of dollars and usually some sort of travel to come to an event I am speaking at. Even then the exposure is brief usually just lasting a few days. 

My hourly consultation fee is $400 and in this event I will providing feedback and guidance for 24 hours or more based on my learning and experience in SFBT. 

Also, Atlanta is wonderful and filled with scenic and historical places to visit. Each night we will be visiting a different place each night and have dinner as a group.  

  • 24 hours of consultation (more than $10,000.00 value). 
  • Get to keep all of my published videos after the training ends. 
  • After hours access during evening events to ask further questions and further discuss SFBT. 

What Else Do You Get With This Event?

  • A complete set of audios, videos and handouts for you to download or watch, listen and read online, that will be yours forever.
  • 24 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for most mental health professionals (not for physicians, counselors or drug and alcohol counselors though, sorry). US-based Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Nurses are eligible for the official CE Hours.
  • All participants who complete the course and answer some simple questions demonstrating they have mastered the basics will receive SFBT COURSE CERTIFICATE through The Solution Focused University. You may submit this certificate to your licensing board and even if you are not on the approved list, you may be granted credit. Plus, you can simply display the document in your office and list in on your resume/CV.

What Does the Event Cost, Where and When Will it Be and How Do I Get in?

It’s really simple, just click on the registration button below. This will take you to my secure online shopping cart where you can pay with credit card or PayPal and your spot is instantly secured. 

May 7 through May 10, 2018

9am-4pm [plus evening social events]

The course cost is $697 USD

[or 3 easy installments of $277] 


Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta North Druid Hills - Emory 

2061 North Druid Hills Road

Atlanta,Georgia 30329

To reserve your room at our discounted group rate, call Terrence at (404) 419-8055 and state that you are with the Solution Focused Brief Therapy 4 Day Summer Intensive. (Book quickly, we only have 12 of these rooms available!)

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