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Digital Seminar

Becoming Solution Focused in Therapy

Elliott Connie, MA, LPC
2 Hours 46 Minutes
Audio and Video
Mar 24, 2019
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Mastering Solution-Focused Brief Therapy requires practitioners to learn the deceptively simple process of asking targeted questions in session that thwart the all too common temptation for both therapist and client to focus on the problem, rather than exploring solutions. In addition to making therapy briefer and more efficient, this approach will increase your effectiveness with any client, with any issue, including depression and anxiety.


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Elliott Connie, MA, LPC, is a Texas-based psychotherapist in private practice and the founder/director of The Solution-Focused University, an online learning community that trains and provides resources for professionals who want to master the Solution Focused approach in their work. Over the course of his 15-year clinical career, Elliott has successfully worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and families using a solution-focused model to help them achieve their desired outcomes. He is an experienced speaker who has gained international recognition for training hundreds of practitioners throughout the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia on the solution-focused treatment model. Elliott is the author/coauthor of four books, including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma (Oxford University Press, 2018), The Solution-Focused Marriage: 5 Simple Habits That Will Bring Out the Best in Your Relationship (The Connie Institute, 2012), Solution Building in Couples Therapy (Springer, 2012), and The Art of Solution-Focused Therapy (Springer, 2009).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Elliott Connie is the founder and executive director of The Connie Institute. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Elliott Connie has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Identify the differences between solution-focused and problem-focused approaches. 
  2. Explain effective ways to use the Solution-Focused Approach to improve clinical outcomes with clients. 
  3. Assess the research on the Solution-Focused Approach as it relates to case conceptualization. 


Attendees to this recording will leave inspired and filled with a new perspective on using the Solution Focused Approach. 
  • Share stories of my success from my practice. 
  • Live demonstrations of SFBT skills in action. 
Attendees will come away from this recording believing that they can use this approach with any client with any problem. 
  • Review current research to demonstrate the efficacy of SFBT 
  • Show video examples of therapy sessions with a variety of issues highlighted. 
Attendees will be reminded of the truest and most positive aspects on the human experience and how this can be leveraged in a therapy session. 
  • Interactive exercises. 
  • Stories of hope and resilience will be shared.  

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

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