Solution Focused Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), also called simply Solution-Focused Therapy, is an evidence-based psychotherapy approach that was developed by Steve de Shazer (1940-2005) and Insoo Kim Berg (1934-2007) and their colleagues beginning in the late 1970’s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  

Framingham State University has collaborated with the Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy to offer the following upcoming training events. The Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy is committed to providing outstanding training in the growing field of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. They are members of the International Association of Solution-Focused Training Institute, and all training hours can be used towards the International Solution-Focused Practitioner Certificate. 

Summer Intensive Certificate Program in Solution-Focused Fundamentals and Practice

July 17 – July 21, 2017
Framingham State University

Sponsored by Framingham State University
The Solution-Focused Summer Intensive provided a rigorous 5-day certificate program in Solution-Focused Fundamentals and Practice. Anne Lutz and Yvonne Dolan led this intensive to provide the fundamentals of the Solution-Focused approach, applications of this approach with substance use, trauma, schools, the medical setting, supervision/coaching, and research in the field. The program feaured a combination of didactics, role-plays, ample video examples, exercises and case discussions. There were also numerous opportunities to network, build relationships and have a forum to exchange and collaborate on ideas. Additional readings, videos and practice exercises provided outside of the training fulfilled requirements for certification.

 2017 Summer Intensive cohort


**This program was approved for 33.75 Category I MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR.** 

**This program was approved for 33.75 Social Work Continuing Education Credits, for the licensure period of October 1, 2016 -- September 30, 2018, in accordance with 258 CMR.  Boston University School of Social Work Authorization Number B-18-199.**

**33.75 PDPs for participants who successfully completed all 5 days of the training and demonstrated mastery in the fundamentals of solution-focused therapy based on class participation and completion of class assignments.**