A journey from problems to solutions. Learn about Solution Focused Therapy skills such as the miracle question, scaling, problem free talk and more.
(16 CPD points)
Date: 1 & 2 March 2019
Time: 08h00 – 17h00
Place: 4A 12th Ave, Parktown North, Johannesburg
Price: R3 320-00
Presenter: Dr Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs
Highly recommended for psychologists, counsellors and social workers. This is an intensive 2 day Solution Focused Therapy training workshop. Solution Focused Therapy is strength-based positive approach to therapy. Clients are often so problem-saturated that they cannot see any light, however, all clients have times when they cope better or when the problem does not bother them as much. Solution Focused Therapy proposes that therapists move away from focusing on the problems the client brings and rather finds exceptions to the problems and focus on solutions. Solution Focused Therapy is a well researched psychotherapy approached developed by Steve de Shazer, Insoo Kim Berg and Peter de Jong. Solution Focused therapy is practiced all over the world and is highly suitable for South African psychologists, counsellors and social workers as it proposes a brief and effective approach to psychotherapy. This workshop aims at teaching therapists’ problem-free talk and therapeutic skills and techniques to help their clients find their own solutions.
Aims of the Workshop:
- To move away from problems towards solutions
- To connect with the client and not the problem
- To find and build on a clients strengths
- To build a relationship of collaboration
- To understand the clients goals and to build on them
- To learn new solution orientate techniques such as the miracle question, scaling, tasks
- To make therapy brief and effective.
Outcomes of the Workshop:
The participants will be able to:
- Understand the basic principles and assumptions of Solution Focused Therapy.
- Evaluate the role of the Solution Focused Therapist.
- Understand and implement Brief therapy
- Implement Solution Focused interviewing skills
- Consider ethical measures related to brief therapy.
Recommended reading list:
- Froerer, A et al 2018: SFBT and client managing trauma. Oxford University Press: New York
- von Cziffra-Bergs, J 2018: Creative Solution Building. Solution Focused Institute of South Africa: Johannesburg