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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy With Clients Managing Trauma

About the Course:

This course provides a comprehensive overview of how solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) can be used as a treatment approach for working with clients managing various forms of trauma. Included is an overview of SFBT with its basic tenets and a description of the current research supporting SFBT as an evidence-based practice.

This course is based on the book, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma created by Adam S. Froerer, Ph.D. et al. in 2018.

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Course Material Authors

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Adam S. Froerer, Ph.D.
Adam S. Froerer, PhD, LMFT, is the associate program director for the master’s of family therapy program and an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Mercer University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Froerer is a solution-focused trainer with BRIEF International and a member of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association Research Committee.
Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs, D. Ed.
Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs, D.Ed Psych, M.Ed Psych, B.Ed, B.Prim Ed, teaches at universities across South Africa on a consultancy basis. She is an educational psychologist from Johannesburg, South Africa, and teaches SFBT to psychologists, social workers, counselors, and teachers. Dr Jacqui runs the Solution Focused Institute of South Africa, which is an organization that aims to teach and promote world-class training in SFBT.
Johnny S. Kim, Ph.D, LCSW
Dr. Kim, PhD, MSW, LICSW, is an associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. He is chair of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association Research Committee and serves on the editorial boards of Encyclopedia of Social Work Online, Journal of the Society for Social Work and Reserch, and Children & Schools. He has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and books.
Elliot E. Connie, MA, LPC
Elliot Connie is a psychotherapist practicing in Keller, Texas. He founded and oversees the Solution Focused University, an online community that holds multiple training sessions on this approach, including an annual conference, workshops, and seminars. Mr. Connie is the co-editor of The Art of Solution Focused Therapy with Linda Metcalf as well as the author of The Solution Focused Marriage and Solution Building in Couples Therapy. He has also conducted numerous training sessions and has presented widely around the world.

Course Creator

David M. Lutkemeier
David Lutkemeier holds a BA degree in psychology, a master’s degree in developmental psychology, and a doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Special Education and Psychology. He is certified as a psychologist by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners, as well as holding public school superintendent certification in Arizona and California. Dr. Lutkemeier has worked as an assistant professor at Arizona State University, a school psychologist, special education director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in both Arizona and California. David, working as a consultant with a national curriculum management group (CMSi) has completed over two dozen comprehensive district-wide curriculum audits in 15 states over the past 20 years and has worked as a test developer for CE Learning Systems for the past ten years.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals including psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses seeking to enhance their effectiveness in their work with patients and clients managing trauma via solution-focused brief therapy.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify how solutons-focused brief therapy with clients experiencing and dealing with trauma can serve as an effective approach to improve overall mental l health.
  2. Examine a wide range of therapeutic applications for solution-focused brief therapy.
  3. Evaluate the advantages, presented for solution-focused brief therapy.
  4. List the disadvantages presented to solution-focused brief therapy.
  5. Discuss the reported efficacy evidence for solution-focused brief therapy.


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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

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In accordance with our disclosure policies, CE Learning Systems, LLC is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited continuing education. These policies include assigning relevance to, and mitigating, all perceived or real conflicts of interest between any individual with control over the content and any ineligible company (commercial interest).

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CE Learning Systems, LLC has reviewed these disclosures, assigned relevance based on the relationship and scope of content, and identified those with the potential to compromise the goals and educational integrity of the education. Relevant relationships, or lack thereof, are shared with the learner.

Education has been independently peer-reviewed to validate content, mitigate identified conflicts of interest, and ensure:

  1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine is based on evidence that is accepted within the medical profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
  2. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in accredited continuing education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
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The planners have reported the following: There are no relevant disclosures.

Course Material Authors

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Course Creator: David M. Lutkemeier

No relevant financial relationships.

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Course Number 102938
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