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Solution Focus Approach

Presented by Elliott Connie, MA, LPC

Presenter Bio

Elliott Connie, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist that practices in Keller, Texas. he has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and families applying the solution focused approach to help them move their lives from the current problems towards their desired futures. He is the founder and Director of The Solution Focused University, an online learning community that also conducts trainings to help professionals master the Solution Focused Approach in their work. He is recognized around the world speaking at national and international conferences and events in such places as throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, South Africa, Russia, Switzerland, England, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland, Holland, Canada, and Asia training practitioners to apply solution focused questions and techniques in their work. He has authored or co-authored 4 books including “The Art of Solution Focused Therapy”, “Solution Building in Couples Therapy”, “The Solution Focused Marriage”, and “Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma”.

The Solution Focused Approach has been around for more than 40 years and in that time this way of working has demonstrated effectiveness in many different areas. The key to this way of working is to be able to focus on what the client desires for change instead of just their problem, and doing clinical work this way is simple. However, simple does not mean easy and for many professionals using this approach is a challenge. In this lecture the presenter will demonstrate exactly how to use the Solution Focused Approach with any client, regardless of the problem that brought them into therapy. The presenter will be using lecture, video demonstrations, and perhaps even live demonstrations to during this event.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Conduct effective clinical interventions using the Solution Focused Approach.
  2. Integrate the client’s desired outcome for change, even when the problem seems very challenging.
  3. Build on your client’s strengths to create measurable change following the session.

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

  • Lecture
  • Audio/Visual
  • 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.

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