Denver Center for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

'Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Year Founded: 2010

Model of Therapy: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Denver Center for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is a full-range training center that provides professionals of all kinds with training in this evidenced-based model that ranges anywhere from one class all the way through three levels of international certification through the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes (IASTI). We specialize in helping therapists work with the most difficult clients and presenting problems. We believe that if professionals are prepared to confidently address the most challenging customer issues, they will have no problem with the average day-to-day dilemmas. We provide education and clinical guidance in the effective use of this model through our Littleton, Colorado center as well as personalized workshops at your agency. In addition to a regular schedule of approximately four courses each month, we offer a Summer Intensive each July to help attendees gain a solid grasp of this approach within the week. Those who complete our services frequently take advantage of ongoing support through in-person groups as well as telephone and Skype sessions to ensure their application of this approach is effective in their treatment setting. Because it is common for colleagues from around the world to take advantage of our offerings, we have made every effort to keep airline and hotel cost low, by offering free travel agency services to help minimize the expense of travel to our location. This model is an evidenced based approach that has been proven effective with a wide range of presenting issues including drug and alcohol dependency, schizophrenia, mood disorders and other mental health conditions, as well as family and personal difficulties. This model is not only known for its effectiveness with clients in a relatively short period of time, but also for its significant decrease in burnout for those solution-focused practitioners who use it.

About the Founder(s)

  • 'Teri Pichot LCSW, MAC, LAC

    Teri Pichot LCSW, MAC, LAC

    Teri Pichot, LCSW, LAC, MAC has more than twenty-five years experience working with some of the most challenging clients include those who struggle with substance dependence, chronic mental illness, and domestic violence. She studied Solution-Focused Brief Therapy under Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer, and their way of working continues to have a strong influence in her professional life. She was the program manager of a county-based dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment center for over fifteen years. While there, she was instrumental in shifting the treatment approach from a more traditional problem-focused model to one based upon solution-focused tenets. It was also in this role that she honed her skills in engaging and effectively working with clients who are mandated into treatment by child welfare and the legal system. She is an internationally recognized trainer and consultant in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and she is the author of five books (one of which was translated into French, Japanese, and Chinese). She is the founder of the Denver Center for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and she provides inspiring and educational trainings and workshops to professionals around the world in how to use this evidenced-based approach with some of the most difficult clientele. She is known for her energetic and personable teaching style, and she brings passion and practicality to her workshops. She believes that everyone who attends her trainings should leave with meaningful tools that will make an immediate difference in clients' lives.

  • Founder / Lead Developer: Teri Pichot LCSW, MAC, LAC
  • Executive Director: Teri Pichot LCSW, MAC, LAC
  • Address: 1101 W. Mineral Ave, Suite 108, Littleton, CO 80120
  • Phone: 303-941-4497
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