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
(4.3 / 149 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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Elizabeth B - San Rafael, CA  ·  Apr 06, 2020
Such basic information, not useful to any clinical practice without more detail and practice
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Kim W - Thunder Bay, ON  ·  Mar 17, 2020
Too brief and not interactive
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Deborah H - Frisco, TX  ·  Feb 19, 2020
very good content that is applicable to my work
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Colleen S - Cypress, CA  ·  Feb 12, 2020
Good review of SFBT.
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Lincoya Y - Arlington, TX  ·  Jan 29, 2020
Good overall view of Solution Focus Therapy
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50