International Guest Speakers Workshop: Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Clients Managing Trauma: Hope, Recovery and Gratitude.
We need to shift the focus from the problems associated with trauma to; the client, their strength, their capacity for change and to hope.
15 HPCSA Psychology and Counsellor CPD Points.
8 SACSSP Social Worker CPD Points.
Date: to be finalised 2021
Time: 08h30 – 16h30
Venue: Killarney Country Club, 60 5th Street, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg
GPS Co-ordinates: S 26°09.136′ E 028°03.239′
Price: R3 900-00
Presenters: Dr Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs, Dr Adam Froerer and Elliott Connie
People are amazing and get through the most terrible situations. In 2018 Adam Froerer, Elliott Connie, Johnny Kim and I wrote a book called “Solution Focused Brief Therapy and clients managing trauma” for Oxford University Press. During the writing process we soon realized that even though we were writing a book about trauma and even though the title of the book included the word “trauma” it was actually a book about the human ability to carry on and overcome the most difficult circumstances. We soon became aware that we were writing a book about people managing trauma with hope, optimism and courage. This workshop focuses on managing trauma with hope, optimism and courage. Our best hope with presenting this 2-day workshop is that the participants learn to use the Solution Focused approach to honour this pursuit toward hope and courage.
This highly personal workshop will discuss the need to work and treat people and not to understand and unpack what happened. Elliott Connie wrote the first chapter in our book and the first word in our book is HOPE. Elliott will be discussing the essentials of hope and how doing hope is absolutely paramount to the Solution Focused approach. Dr Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs will be elaborating on how important it is to focus on resilience and how therapists need to become resilientologists and not victimologists.
Adam Froerer will be discussing his extensive knowledge on how our Solution Focused language shapes reality and serves as an attention shifter for clients. Solution Focused Brief Therapy uses hope-catching language that creates a new version of the client and how they perceive the world.
In our book “Solution Focused Brief Therapy and clients managing trauma” we discuss the Solution Focused process as a journey through four rooms. In this workshop we will discuss the four rooms with case study examples of how we apply the process. In conclusion this workshop will stress that working with people that are managing some form of trauma is all about recovery, hope and gratitude. The workshop will conclude with personal stories of each presenter on how working in a Solution Focused way has led to our own vicarious resilience and shaped us to become the therapists we are today.
Aims of the Workshop:
- Identify the essential of hope
- Recognize the value of resilience
- Understand the 4 room process SFBT e.g. best hopes, resources, preferred future and positive summary room
- Create a desired future with the client that is managing trauma
- Empower clients to manage and thrive despite trauma
- Become a resilientologist instead of a victimologist
- Understand the power of vicarious resilience
Outcomes of the Workshop:
On completion of the workshop the participants will be able to:
- Do hope, ignite hope and celebrate hope
- Understand the principles of 4 rooms of the Solution Focused Process
- Re-brief resilience
- Experience vicarious resilience
Recommended Reading List:
- Froerer, A et al 2018: SFBT and clients managing trauma. Oxford University Press: New York