Problem Solving Therapy

Have you heard of Problem-Solving Therapy or PST? PST, developed in 1971, is an evidence-based treatment useful for treating a variety of populations and mental health conditions. This course covers the theoretical background of PST and highlights the empirical research supporting its use. Clinicians will learn how to use this straightforward treatment approach in a brief therapy format. Case examples are provided to demonstrate the use of PST with patients.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the theoretical principles of PST
  2. Identify patients who could benefit from PST
  3. List the 7 steps of PST
  4. Describe how PST is used at Kaiser Permanente
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Instructional Level


Licensed mental health professionals employed through Kaiser Permanente and psychological assistants performing under supervision of a licensed psychologist.

This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.
Instructional Methodology
On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund and Attendance Policy

All programs offered on KP Learn for CE credit through the KP Northern California Mental Health Training website are free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Staff and trainees. Once a course is selected in the KP NCAL MH Training Website, the registration process begins, and it will appear in the individuals KP Learn profile for completion within 90 days.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire program. An attestation of attendance will be given once the individual has completed viewing the program, which will then initiate the final steps of completing the evaluation forms to receive a certificate of completion.