Understanding Solution-Focused Brief Therapy - PSY06

Understanding Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Active Clients Achieve Positive Goals

by Terrence O. Lewis, PhD, MSW, LICSW
(4.4 / 24 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Psychology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Solution-focused brief therapy has grown in popularity due to its strengths-based therapy approach, focus on measurable goals and significant client progress in a brief time period. While more research is needed, the body of existing research indicates that SFBT is an effective therapy model for individual, groups and families who are experiencing a variety of mental health and social problems. 


The goal of this solution-focused brief therapy continuing education (CE) unit is to provide therapists with the theoretical foundations, core clinical assumptions and practice methods of SFBT. By the end of this CE unit, therapists will be able to:
  • Identify the core assumptions of SFBT
  • Explain three types of therapist-family (client) relationship patterns
  • Describe three key elements of a SFBT assessment
  • Describe the four intervention strategies 

Approval Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including psychologists and social workers.
Psychologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Instructional level: Intermediate
Target audience: Psychologists

Course Originally Released on: 6/26/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/26/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/26/2015

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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ALEXANDRIA L - Sabetha , KS  ·  Jun 18, 2018
This course included a very helpful/relevant vignette that was referenced and expanded on throughout the course.
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Jeremy T - Nashville, IN  ·  Dec 23, 2017
The information in this course was valuable and presented in a way that was easy to understand. I will be able to use my knowledge gained in this course to improve the services I provide to the clients I work with.
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sara e - chapel hill, NC  ·  Dec 19, 2017
basic review of technique
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Jamie D - Portsmouth, VA  ·  Dec 07, 2017
The course was helpful and provided helpful information
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Arlinda S - Valrico, FL  ·  Dec 01, 2017
It covers all of the basics, in knowledge, but requires a great deal of practice and experience to implement.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50