This training seeks to bypass some of the systemic barriers (i.e. access, finances, social stigma) associated with long-term counselling models, by offering an introduction to short-term interventions that are engaging, positive, impactful and can be implemented in many non-traditional settings. Using the principals and techniques of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, participants will understand and practice the art of asking meaningful questions that allow clients to become more empowered, hopeful, active and involved in the process of moving forward with their lives in a positive way.
- Describe short-term interventions that are engaging, positive, impactful and can be implemented in many non-traditional settings.
- Identify challenges to diagnosis and assessments of mental illness in persons with developmental disabilities.
- Develop sensitive, compassionate and realistic goals with clients.
- Use questioning techniques to illicit engagement in problem-solving and planning.
- Use techniques to remain grounded and keep themselves and their client focused on the goal.