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Solution-focused counseling is a comprehensive model that emphasizes clients' resources, strengths, and effective coping skills to bring about positive change. If these resources—called exceptions—are identified and amplified, then problem resolution can be brought about in an effective and efficient manner. Solution-focused counseling holds that clinical realities are co-created in therapeutic conversations. Accordingly, defining problems and goals in solution-focused counseling is a collaborative process.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Jeffrey Guterman provides an opportunity to learn the theory and practice of solution-focused counseling. Dr. Guterman will review the main principles of the model and describe the theory of problems and change in solution-focused counseling. Attendees will learn the stages of the model, including:
In addition, Dr. Guterman will provide an overview of solution-focused techniques that use exception questions, scaling, and structured tasks as well as their clinical applications. He will also describe a variety of clinical applications for solution-focused counseling.
Solution-focused counseling follows a strategic approach to eclecticism that allows for the compatible and effective application of theories and techniques from other therapeutic approaches. Dr. Guterman will provide insight into this modality that emphasizes how the diverse worldviews and experiences of individuals in therapy inform, influence, and impact problems, goals, and the treatment process. From this unique perspective, both the individual and the clinician teach and learn from one another and, thereby, co-create cultures of therapy.
This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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Jeffrey Guterman, PhD is a licensed mental health counselor and a qualified supervisor in private practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health and has worked in various settings, including psychiatric hospitals, managed care, private practice, and teaching in graduate school counseling programs.
Dr. Guterman is the author of over 150 publications, including the book Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling. In the 1980s, Dr. Guterman was trained in rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and he received direct supervision from its founder, psychologist Dr. Albert Ellis.
Dr. Guterman shifted to a solution-focused approach in the 1990s and developed solution-focused counseling, a comprehensive model that integrates solution-focused principles and theories, a strategic approach to eclecticism, and an emphasis on diversity and multiculturalism. He has presented numerous trainings and workshops on solution-focused counseling.
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