Presented By: Fran Wickner, PhD, LMFT
SFBT is imperative to learn for therapists who want diversity in their practice. Culturally, it is not unusual for clients from some cultures to feel uncomfortable talking to someone outside of their family about personal matters. SFBT is not long term and doesn’t require the therapist to “dig deep”. It’s based on where the client is, not what the therapist thinks needs to happen. So it’s very appealing to clients who have the belief that it is not right to share their lives with strangers (i.e. the therapist).
In regard to economic diversity, knowing how to do SFBT is a necessity. Most low income clients not afford long term treatment and many low income clients have other factors that keep them from being able to commit to therapy long term. They may have jobs that don’t let them take off for “doctor's appointments”, or working too long hours, or taking care of family members, or not even the money to get to your office. Having the skills to help clients make changes in even a few sessions is important if you want to see clients across the socioeconomic spectrum. Helping them focus on goals and succeeding in these goals can help them make lasting changes.
Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:
1. Understand SFBT assumptions, definitions and guidelines.
2. Have the skills to set goals with their clients and develop a solution focused treatment plan including exactly what to say and do with their clients.
3. Be able to incorporate the material into their own therapeutic belief system and utilize what they learned immediately with the clients they see.
About our speaker
Fran Wickner, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, MA Counseling Psychology, has been in private practice since 1984 and specializes in doing Solution Focused Brief Therapy with individuals, couples, families and adolescents.
Dr. Wickner’s teaching credentials include presenting at conferences, clinics anduniversities such as AAMFT’s annual conference, San Francisco Psychological Association, JFK University, California Graduate School (now Argosy University), CAMFT and many others. She has been an Adjunct Faculty at the graduate level (Masters and Doctoral students) for 20 years. For clinicians in private practice, Dr. Wickner also conducts workshops, individual consultations and has downloadable packets on her website http://franwickner.com/?page_id=67 on running the various aspects of the business side of a practice.
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