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.

photo of 2017 summer intensive cohort

 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.**