Understanding Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Active Clients Achieve Positive Goals - PSY06

Understanding Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Active Clients Achieve Positive Goals

by Terrence O. Lewis, PhD, MSW, LICSW
(4.4 / 127 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 individuals, groups, and families who are experiencing a variety of mental health and social problems.


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

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.
Relias LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Instructional level: Advanced
Target audience: Psychologists

Course Originally Released on: 6/26/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/18/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/18/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Ireri K - Tacoma, WA  ·  Aug 21, 2019
Good introduction into SFBT and how to implement it.
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Regina C - Santa Rosa, CA  ·  Jul 20, 2019
This was a great training! I learned a lot that I am going to use with my clients.
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Michael S - Gardner, KS  ·  Jun 24, 2019
Enjoyed learning a little more about SFBT and its techniques.
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Michael T - Highlands ranch, CO  ·  Jun 04, 2019
great info presented in clear manner
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Karen J - Fort Worth, TX  ·  May 07, 2019
I didn't enjoy the way the material was presented.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50