Seminar Detail

Solution Focused Therapy: Building on What Works to Create Change and Get Results
Solution Focused Therapy: Building on What Works to Create Change and Get Results

Where:   WHITE PLAINS, NY

When:  Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Pain brings a client to therapy. Hope keeps them coming back.

But that hope can be lost when sessions are focused primarily on problems and pathology, leaving clients (and therapists) overwhelmed and discouraged. Solution-Focused Therapy changes that dynamic by giving you the tools you need to show your clients that solutions are possible … and they don’t need to wait very long to see meaningful results!

Designed to complement any theoretical framework, Solution-Focused Therapy engages and activates clients to make change, whether they are new to therapy or have found themselves “stuck” in the therapeutic process. 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.

Packed with case examples, video and film demonstrations, discussion and practice, this workshop is engaging, informative and immediately useful to clinicians at any training level.

Attend this seminar and learn practical, innovative ways to:
  • Quickly engage and activate clients in their treatment
  • Retain clients who might otherwise drop out of therapy
  • Improve clinical outcomes for even the most “stuck” clients
  • Use between-session assignments to enhance the work you’re already doing
  • Empower clients to continue to make progress once therapy ends
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Objectives:

  1. Ascertain how a “successful outcome” in therapy is defined when utilizing a solution-focused approach.
  2. Utilize specific solution-focused techniques to improve client engagement in therapy and improve clinical outcomes.
  3. Explain the importance of focusing on clients’ values in order to increase motivation and elicit therapeutic change.
  4. Develop a solution-focused treatment plan that incorporates attainable, client-driven goals.
  5. Implement clinical interventions that improve clients’ sense of agency and control over their treatment.
  6. Utilize scaling and the concept of “positive differences” to assist clients in recognizing their competencies and therapeutic progress.
OUTLINE

Do More of What’s Working: Integrate Solution-Focused Therapy Into Your Current Approach
  • Redefine “successful outcome” in therapy
  • Find the exception to the problem
  • Who is the expert?
  • Stay in the present
  • Change language and interventions to be strengths-based
  • A new perspective on goal setting
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
Quickly Engage Clients in Treatment: Get Buy-In and Instill Hope During the First Session
  • Build the therapeutic alliance
  • Decrease resistance and defensiveness
  • Integrate Prochaska’s Stages of Change
  • Emphasize client competence with the “Yes Set”
  • Help clients recognize existing support
    • Exercises to identify personal VIPs
    • Relationship “deposits”
    • Utilize evidence-based compliments to reinforce strengths and coping skills
Behavior Management Plan Development
  • A Comprehensive Step-By-Step Guide with Worksheets and Checklists
    • Explicitly describe the behavior
    • Assess impact of cognition, emotion, medical status, personal history on behavior
    • Identify the cause of the behavior
    • Interventions to address causes of behaviors
      • Environmental changes
      • Communication changes
      • Schedule changes
      • Medical changes
      • Staff changes
    • Write a thorough behavior intervention plan for the entire care team
    • Evaluate the success of the behavior management plan or reasons for failure
Gain Therapeutic Momentum: Activate Change Through Collaboration
  • Gain a motivational edge by tapping into client values
  • Interventions that emphasize client strengths and competencies
  • Identify clients’ preferred future with variants of the “Miracle Question”
  • Nurture clients’ sense of agency by highlighting:
    • Successes
    • Coping skills
    • Positive differences
    • Progress in treatment
  • Elicit change with solution-focused goal setting
Putting It All Together: Combine Strengths and Skills to Create Lasting Change
  • Strategies that facilitate therapeutic change
    • Incremental learning
    • Between session assignments
  • Continue building on the positive
    • Resource activation
    • Expanding personal VIPs
  • Utilize “scaling” as an outcome monitoring and motivational tool
  • Work through transference issues that may impede progress
  • Termination considerations
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

SETH BERNSTEIN, PHD

Seth Bernstein, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist who has been leading professional workshops since 1990, most recently on the principles and practice of brief therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. Originally trained as a psychoanalytic therapist, his practice has diversified to include a wide variety of effective, evidence-based techniques used within the solution-focused framework to maximize his clients’ strengths and motivation to change. Dr. Bernstein is a contributor to the newsletter for the Institute for Solution Focused Therapy and maintains a private practice and consultation service. He has authored several articles on the subject of psychotherapy and recently published a book entitled Emotions, Meaning and Management. In addition to playing music, Dr. Bernstein loves movies – he finds therapeutic value in film and often incorporates clips into his presentations to add richness to the learning process for professionals.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Seth Bernstein maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Seth Bernstein has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the counseling services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

New York Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by OASAS for 6.25 clock hours toward Initial Credentialing for CPP Section 2 or CPS Section 2 or Renewal for CASAC, or CPP or CPS. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New Jersey Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

New York Counselors: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

New York Psychologists: This live activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction and is related to the practice of psychology.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

New Jersey Social Workers: Solution Focused Therapy: Building on What Works to Create Change and Get Results, Course #2514, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by PESI, Inc. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 5/30/2019 - 5/30/2019. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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