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Becoming a Solution-Focused Therapist: How to Make Therapy Briefer and More Effective

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Elliott Connie, MA, LPC
1 Hour 57 Minutes
Mar 12, 2022
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While most traditional therapies tend to focus on a problem rather than its solution, solution-focused brief therapists are trained in the deceptively simple art of asking targeted questions about what the problem’s solution may be. This approach can accelerate therapy with a range of challenging clinical issues, including anxiety and depression. In this recording, you’ll learn how to master the art of asking solution-focused questions tailored to each client’s path to healing. You’ll explore how to:

  • Leverage the most positive aspects of a client’s experience to more quickly and effectively achieve clinical goals
  • Ask the right targeted questions in ways that turn problems into movement toward solutions in every session
  • Competently maintain the flow of a solution-focused conversation, regardless of the severity of the presented problem
  • Apply a new perspective on using the solution-focused approach in your own work that integrates focusing on a desired outcome, using the client’s language to ask questions, and evoking client strengths in therapy



This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.


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Elliott Connie, MA, LPC, is a Texas-based psychotherapist in private practice and the founder/director of The Solution-Focused University, an online learning community that trains and provides resources for professionals who want to master the Solution Focused approach in their work. Over the course of his 15-year clinical career, Elliott has successfully worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and families using a solution-focused model to help them achieve their desired outcomes. He is an experienced speaker who has gained international recognition for training hundreds of practitioners throughout the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia on the solution-focused treatment model. Elliott is the author/co-author of four books, including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma (Oxford University Press, 2018), The Solution focused Marriage: 5 Simple Habits That Will Bring Out the Best in Your Relationship (The Connie Institute, 2012), Solution Building in Couples Therapy (Springer, 2012), and The Art of Solution Focused Therapy (Springer, 2009).

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Elliott Connie is the founder of The Solution Focused Universe and maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as a published author. Elliott Connie receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ellicott Connie is a member of the American Counselor Association and the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association.


  1. Distinguish a solution-focused transdiagnostic approach from other diagnostic-based treatments.
  2. Utilize targeted solution-focused questions and strategies in psychotherapy with individuals and couples.
  3. Argue how a strategic focus on desired outcome in therapy can help improve client outcomes.
  4. Appraise the use of solution-focused interventions in several case studies from actual therapy sessions.


  • Introduction to the key principles to follow
  • Risks and limitations in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • A catalogue and examples of the questions in the Diamond Approach to SFBT
  • Review of case studies

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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