Elliott Connie, MA, LPC • 10/13/2018 • Be the First to Comment
Imagine a therapy session where you focus solely on the priority goals of your client and collaborate on the steps to accomplish that goal...
...Where the client becomes an active part of the solution for their own desired outcomes by identifying what is already working.
Using the solution-focused approach, empowerment takes place in the very first session and keeps your client focused on their direction of choice in subsequent sessions.
Many clinicians stay away from couples therapy as it is the only dynamic of psychotherapy where someone you’re doing work with is guaranteed to be as angry, hurt and shut off as they’ve ever been in their whole life. And it’s challenging to keep your clients from focusing your sessions on problems and pathology which can leave you and your clients overwhelmed and discouraged.
When I was in graduate school I would go to a lot of trainings, and felt like I was learning a lot about theory but not a lot about practice. That’s what interested me about Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), an evidence-based approach to psychotherapy that focuses on your clients' greatest desires instead of the problems to be reduced.
Unlike traditional problem-driven approaches, Solution-Focused Therapy helps clients recognize their internal resources, identify personal strengths and build on what is already working for them. I have worked with thousands of individuals, couples and families to apply the SFT approach and the reason it works, is this framework helps your clients identify, create, and live the kind of life they've been longing for.
I am the founder and Executive Director of The Connie Institute, an organization that conducts trainings to help clinicians master the Solution Focused Approach in their work as well as developing training materials and conducting research. And that’s why I’m bringing you Reconnecting Couples with Solution-Focused Therapy.
This comprehensive online course will teach you step-by-step how to use Solution-Focused Therapy to help your clients grow within their relationships — even in the presence of complex issues such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression and more...
Don't wait to learn the approach that 77 empirical studies have shown to be effective in as little as 3 sessions.
Elliott Connie, MA, LPC, is a psychotherapist that practices in Keller, Texas. He is recognized around the world as a leading author as well for his speaking nationally and internationally with events in places such as throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Russia, Switzerland, England, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland, The Netherlands, Canada, and Asia training practitioners to apply solution focused questions and techniques in their work. He has authored or co-authored 3 books including The Art of Solution Focused Therapy, Solution Building in Couples Therapy and The Solution Focused Marriage. He was mentored by noted authors and practitioners such as Bill O’Hanlon, Chris Iveson and Linda Metcalf.
What your colleagues are saying about this training...
“This has been the missing piece for my therapy.” —Sandra Guthrie
“I have learned a new way to approach couples counseling and seeing it from a different perspective was great. I liked that we were taught the how’s, not just a theory.” —Monica Austin
“Even as a trained solution focused, strength-based therapist, I learned a great deal about how to use this with couples. The seminar was very helpful, and I’m a hard sell.” —Rebekah Walker
“This form of therapy is new to me so I found this to be very informative, clear, effective, and encouraging for positive progress. I appreciated the enthusiasm and excellent communication skills of presenter. Thank you for making this enjoyable.” —Connie Gonaware
“Elliott is a magnetic, soulful, inspiring teacher with great clarity. Very practical, too.” —Leslie Nathanson