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Course Overview

We live in a fast-paced world where clients want quick results. The field of mental health is no different: clients and insurers typically want brief and effective treatment. Clinical guidelines for many psychiatric disorders recommend a combination of psychotherapy and pharmacological treatment. Unfortunately, pharmacology continues to take precedence in many frontline treatment centers, likely due to the misperception that effective psychotherapy needs to be lengthy and time intensive. However, research evidence supports that brief therapy models such as solution-focused therapy (SFT) are effective and more easily integrated into many primary healthcare settings than lengthy psychotherapy models. The main goal of this course is to give you the tools you need to accurately identify and treat clients who are appropriate for SFT. You will learn the basic tenets of SFT, its process and approach, primary techniques, and use in treating clients and families with a variety of psychosocial problems. Experiential lessons, research-based information, and detailed case studies throughout this course will help you apply SFT to a wide variety of clients.

About the Course Author

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Professional Writing from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and has particular interest in resilience and secondary traumatic stress among behavioral health providers. The majority of Stephanie’s work has included behavioral health counseling and medical case management. Stephanie served as part of the National Health Service Corps from 2016-2018, providing outpatient counseling to underserved populations including military service members and their families. Stephanie has designed and delivered training on many topics such as LGBTQIA+ sensitivity, youth suicide prevention, and how to provide in-community services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (45 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • American Psychological Association

    1.50HOURS

    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    1.50HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.5 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-R This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.5 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.50HOURS



    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.50HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.50HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.50HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

    Content Area: R1/Treatment
  • Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

    1.50HOURS

    Categories Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP I or II, CVSS II This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.5 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.5 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Board

    1.50HOURS

    This course has been approved by the North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board for 1.5 hours of CEU credit.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    1.50HOURS

    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    1.50HOURS

    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-SMP
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-02-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe how SFT can be applied to high-risk behaviors and to prevent crisis situations.; Identify how solution-focused therapy is different from other approaches to psychotherapy.; List the main elements and process of SFT and the types of problems it is best suited to address.; Recall the types and usage of questions in SFT.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Overview of Solution-Focused Therapy
    Meet Jimmy
    What Is Solution-Focused Therapy?
    Future-Oriented
    A Brief History of Solution-Focused Therapy
    A Positive Approach
    Creating Change
    Creating a Detailed Picture
    Why Solution-Focused Therapy Is Usually Short-Term
    A Strengths-Based Model
    Cross-Cultural Benefits of SFT
    Types of Problems that Solution-Focused Therapy Addresses
    The Main Elements of Solution-Focused Therapy
    How the Process Works
    Components of Solution-Focused Therapy
    New Common Ground
    Goal Setting and Subsequent Therapy
    Nature of the Client-Therapist Relationship
    Contrasted with Other Treatments
    Review
    Section Summary
    Section 3: Applying Solution-Focused Therapy
    Addressing High-Risk Behaviors
    Empowering Clients in Crisis Situations
    How Do I Apply Solution-Focused Therapy in Crisis Situations?
    A Positive, Collegial, Solution-Focused Stance
    Looking for Previous Solutions and Exceptions
    Questions vs. Directives or Interpretations
    Solution-Focused Presuppositions
    Compliments
    Gentle Nudging to Do More of What Is Working
    Martha: An Example of Pre-Session Change
    Irvin and Lindsay: An Example of Solution-Focused Goals
    Lou: An Example of Using the Miracle Question
    Answer to the Miracle Question
    Scaling Questions
    Components of Scaling Questions
    Marilyn and Deirdre: An Example of Constructing Solutions and Exceptions
    Coping Questions
    Taking a Break and Reconvening
    Meet Jon
    Client Assigned Homework
    Experiments, Homework, and Success
    More about Experiments and Homework Assignments
    Review
    Section Summary
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.