This advanced course will address the use of Brief Therapy or Single Session therapy with clients who have complex or challenging circumstances including risk, trauma, grief, suicide, and self-harm. The aim will be to deepen existing Brief Therapy or Single Session skills using the principles and techniques of Solution Focused Brief Therapy. This course is designed for participants in the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Certificate or for professionals with experience with delivering brief or single session therapy.
Prerequisite: Course 1 & 2 of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Certificate and/or significant experience delivering Brief Therapy or Single Session Therapy.
- Identify and manage risk within single session or brief therapy contexts.
- Employ strategies to establish desired outcomes in complex clinical presentations and supporting clients to identify healthy goals.
- Engage techniques in your practices that effectively nurture client resiliency and empowerment.
- Develop and pose questions that lead to meaningful change in challenging times.
- Use techniques to remain on track and grounded in challenging clinical situations.
Who Should Attend
These courses will benefit mental health practitioners who frequently engage in stand- alone brief conversations with clients, and is designed for practitioners working in brief service delivery formats such as mental health walk-in-clinics, crisis or outreach services, school settings, and community-based mental health organizations.
Course Dates & Format
April 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2024
1:00pm – 4:00pm ET
This is a 12-hour training. This course consists of four 3-hour interactive virtual sessions using Zoom.
Instructor: Alesya Courtnage, MA, RP, CCC
Alesya received a Masters of Arts degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 2001 and has been practicing as a psychotherapist in different mental health settings ever since. In 2008 Alesya attended her first workshop in the Solution Focused Approach and fell in love with the hope, optimism and respect that drives this way of working with others. Currently, Ontario is the epicentre of mental-health walk-in clinics and her clinical work in this area inspired Alesya to become interested in the potential of Single Session Therapy both as a service delivery model and as an effective clinical intervention. This passion has led her to both lead and attend trainings in Single Session Therapy around the world. She has provided training to hundreds of front-line staff and continues to act as a consultant to many agencies across Canada. Alesya is currently completing a PhD in Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her area of research is connected to risk management and the integration of brief and traditional service delivery models.
Individual course fees below.
Member Fee: $300.00 + $39.0 (HST) = $339.00
Non-Member Fee: $375.00 + $48.75 (HST) = $423.75
Group Registration: Save 20% off individual fee with group registration of 4 or more participants. Download the group registration form HERE.
Continuing Education Information
Continuing Education Credits available from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). This Course has been evaluated by the CCPA at 12 CEC hours.
Licensing boards and professional organizations will grant Continuing Education credits for attendance at their discretion when participants submit the course outline and certificate.
This is available as an in-person or virtual in-service training and customized to suit your needs.