New Event

Multiple sessions available from Wed 5 Sep 2018 to Fri 7 Sep 2018

Multiple venues

Solution Focused FamiliesElliot Connie
CPD Hrs7
IncludesCatering, handbook and certificate
TrainerElliot Connie (USA)

Co-constucting Conversations for Change

In virtually all families, there are moments when the kids are unhappy with their parent's limits, rules, and requests - and the kids are disobedient or make bad decisions. When families fail to successfully negotiate difficulties, it can lead to more conflict, unhappiness or even breakdown of the family (and marriage). Most families want the best for each other, but can easily get caught in repeatedly focusing on the problem rather than finding a solution (that's achievable for all).

Using goal-orientated Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), can assist you to identify a client's hoped for changes and participate in conversations that build those changes in great detail, often leading to solutions they may never have considered trying. Whilst this sounds simple, it is challenging, and made more complex when there is more than one person in the conversation such as with families. Here, you must be skilled at identifying desired outcomes that ALL involved parties can engage in. If you fail to co-construct a conversation that identifies detailed future outcomes you risk family members disengaging, sabotaging or dividing - often keeping them focused on the problem and blocking potential change. This workshop explores the effective core techniques required to work families when change is the name of the game!

You will learn:

  • Part I: The Approach
    • 5 Guiding Principles of Solution Focused Therapy
    • How to solution build instead of problem solve with families to identify key components of their shared desired future, whilst avoiding discussions related to strategies to solve problems.
    • How conversations must be co-constructed to allow each family member to contribute to the conversation and provide feedback.
    • Tap into the motivated parts of the client and maintain a belief that the client has the ability to change no matter what brought them to therapy
    • How every person has a successful past, and what to do with "honeymoon" talk.
  • Part II: The Session - the 7 steps to assist you to: 
    • Establish goals for the treatment and session.
    • Engage with the client with problem free talk and curiousity
    • Examine the preferred past... details, details, details!
    • Examine the preferred future... details, details, details!
    • Identify the differences, assessing meaning and increasing motivation 
    • Measure change and scale with 4 points
    • Feedback/ suggestions and closing a session
  • Part III: The 4 essential pillars of a successful SF practitioner
    • What does the client want?
    • What would those desires look like?
    • What difference would it make if those desires occurred?
    • What changes need to made to increase the likelihood that those desires will be realised?

Presented by US trainer, author and therapist Elliott Connie, who has fast become one of the world's most renowned educators in the field of Solution Focused Brief interventions. He is the author of three solution focused books including The Art of Solution Focused Therapy. Through the use of practical exercises, video examples and live demonstrations Elliott will review the core components of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and offer new insights into the effective adaptation of it core techniques that focus on working with both individuals and families. If you are new to Solution Focused practice then there can be no better place to start than watching Elliott at work. Likewise if you're a SF junkie you will leave this training with recharged enthusiasm and a new appreciation for the powerful potential for change that SFBT can create. 

SFBT can be utilised in any professional context that works to create positive change in the lives of others, this workshop will be of interest to Social Workers, Teachers, Counsellors, Psychologists, Coaches, Doctors, Nurses, Youth Workers, Caregivers, Supervisors and those working with families.

SYDNEY

Wed 5 Sep 20189:00 AM - 4:00 PMAdd to calendar

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, 359 Crown St, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010View map

Ticket typePrice (AUD)Quantity
EOFY SALELimited Tickets. Non-refundable, name changes permitted. Payment required at time of registration.Available from Wed 13 Jun 2018 until Sat 30 Jun 2018$269.00$189.00 incl GSTUNAVAILABLE
Early BirdAvailable until Fri 24 Aug 2018$269.00$209.00 incl GST
Standard$269.00 incl GST

BRISBANE

Fri 7 Sep 20189:00 AM - 4:00 PMAdd to calendar

The Glen Hotel, 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains, QLD, 4000View map

Ticket typePrice (AUD)Quantity
EOFY SALELimited Tickets. Non-refundable, name changes permitted. Payment required at time of registration.Available from Wed 13 Jun 2018 until Sat 30 Jun 2018$269.00$189.00 incl GSTUNAVAILABLE
Early BirdAvailable until Fri 24 Aug 2018$269.00$209.00 incl GST
Standard$269.00 incl GST