Presented by: Dr. Jeff Chang
July 11 – 15, 2018 • Calgary, AB
Add to your counselling toolbox and better serve clients by enhancing your knowledge about solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT).
In this five-day intensive workshop, you go beyond a superficial focus on questions and procedural sequences, and learn to develop a solution-focused presence that embodies SFBT as a way of being. This pragmatic, goal-directed, evidence-based approach to counselling and psychotherapy is particularly relevant for anyone working in settings where resources are scarce and service delivery must be focused. It has been shown to be effective with a variety of difficult problems, including disordered eating, intimate partner violence, substance misuse, and chronic and persistent mental health problems.
In a class alongside other practicing professionals and graduate students, you gain an understanding of the what, why and how of SFBT, including:
|Cost:||C$800/person + GST (general)|
|C$700/person + GST (AU practicum supervisors)|
|C$550/person + GST (full-time graduate students)|
|Location:||Mount Royal University, Calgary (workshop runs on-site 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. daily)|
|Online Form (spaces are limited; registration refundable through June 26, 2018)|
Dr. Jeff Chang, Associate Professor and Program Director of the Master of Counselling program at Athabasca University, has been a Registered Psychologist in Alberta for more than 30 years. An early adopter of SFBT, Jeff visited the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, where SFBT was developed, in 1992, and learned from Steve de Shazer, Insoo Kim Berg and Eve Lipchik. He has presented on SFBT across North America, Europe and Asia, and has written extensively on the connections and distinctions between solution-focused and narrative therapies. A Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Jeff is also a clinical supervisor at Calgary Family Therapy Centre, and has a small private practice where he works with families embroiled in high-conflict divorce.
Updated April 27 2018 by Student & Academic Services