Center for Solution-Focused Training 
Therapist training, supervision, organizational consultation, and therapy

Joel K. Simon, LCSW, ACSW, BCD

 

2017 Training/Supervision/Consultation Options

Trainings and introductions take place at the Center for Solution Focus Training, 7 Ivy Lane, Walden, NY and is in an informal and intimate environment limited to only 4 trainees at a time to ensure personal attention. All events begin at 10:00am and end at 4:00 each day.

2-Day Basic Solution Focus Trainings: (Details)

June 7 & 8
October 6 & 7

CEU Information: Social Work Continuing Education hours are available through a partnership with University at Albany School of Social Welfare. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0011. Please Note: the school charges $20.00 per CEU ($180 total for the 9 CEU's). This is a separate fee and is not included in the fee for training. Information about paying for and obtaining the required certificate will be emailed to you close to the dates of the training.

2-Day Advanced Solution Focus Training: (Details)

November 1 & 2

CEU Information: Social Work Continuing Education hours are available through a partnership with University at Albany School of Social Welfare. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0011. Please Note: the school charges $20.00 per CEU ($180 total for the 9 CEU's). This is a separate fee and is not included in the fee for training. Information about paying for and obtaining the required certificate will be emailed to you close to the dates of the training.

1-day Introduction to Solution Focus Brief Therapy: (Details)

September 16

CEU Information: 4.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours are available through a partnership with University at Albany School of Social Welfare. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0011. Please Note: the school charges $20.00 per CEU ($90 total for the 4.5 CEU's). This is a separate fee and is not included in the fee for training. Information about paying for and obtaining the required certificate will be emailed to you close to the dates of the training.

Solution Focused Supervision: (Details)

Solution Focus On-Site Trainings: (Details)

Organization Consultations: (Details)

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A training brochure is also available.

CEU Information: Social Work Continuing Education hours are available through a partnership with University at Albany School of Social Welfare. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0011. Please Note: the school charges $20.00 per CEU). This is a separate fee and is not included in the fee for training. Information about paying for and obtaining the required certificate will be emailed to you close to the dates of the training.


The 1 Day Introduction to Solution Focus is for those who are interested in knowing more about the model before committing to an actual training. The introduction will cover the basics of the model: solution building vs. problem solving, SF assumptions, goal setting, the 7 SF intervention tools and includes experiential exercises, discussion, and video examples. NOTE: This is not a SF training and due to the limits of time and the amount of information that is covered, there is little opportunity for hands-on experiences. Those who take the 1-day training and wish to continue within that year will be permitted to attend the second day of the 2 day training at the cost of $175.00. NOTE: This applies only to the introduction to solution focus training and not to the advanced solution focus training.

Registration information: the fee for the 1-day introduction to solution focus is $175.00. A non-refundable deposit of $25.00 reserves your spot. To register, please navigate to the registration page. The remainer is due the first day of the training and may be paid by check, cash, or credit card. Final card card payment can be made on-line. Top


The 2 Day Solution Focus Training includes all information listed in the 1 day introduction. The second day is centered around actual practice and more in depth video examples of solution focus in action. It also offers 3 monthly, group, on-line consultations to help you apply what you will learn to your practice.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

* How to use pre-change questions
* How to use future oriented questions
* How to use the miracle question.
* How to use exception questions
* How to make numbers work using scaling questions.
* How to use coping questions
* How to develop compliments
* How to develop between session suggestions
* How to apply SF to your clients
* How to think like a solution builder

Registration Information: The fee for the 2 day training is $350.00. A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 reserves your space. Those who have already completed the introduction can opt to attend the training on the second day as long as the introduction was taken within this year. The fee for those individuals is $175.00 and a deposit of $25.00 reserves your spot. To register, please navigate to the registration page.The remainder is due the first day of the training and may be by check, cash, or credit card Final card card payment can be made on-line. top


2-Day Advanced Trainings are for those who have been practicing solution focus and wish to enhance their skills. Trainees are expected to bring videos of their work to the training. Agenda for the training is set in the beginning based upon the trainees' stated needs. Prerequisite: either completed the 2-day basic training or its equivalent. Note: you are expected to attend both days of the advanced training; there are no discounts for one-day attendance.

Registration information: the fee for the 2-day advanced SF training is $350.00. A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 reserves your spot. The remainder is due the first day of the training and may be paid by check, cash, or credit card. Final card card payment can be made on-line. To register, please navigate to the registration page. Top


The purpose of Solution Focused Supervision is to enhance your skills as a practitioner. Joel has over 20 years and is highly respected as a solution focused therapist, supervisor and trainer . Good SF supervision is very important especially with beginning practitioners who often struggle with staying solution focused. Supervision will enhance your skills and abilities as a solution builder. The hourly fee is $80.00 and can be paid on-line. If you are local, supervision, takes place at the Center for Solution Focus Training. Otherwise, arrangement can be made to meet via Joel's virtual meeting room or phone. Contact Joel for further information or to make arragements. top


SOLUTION-FOCUS ON-SITE TRAINING

Arrangements can be made for me to travel to train organization staff or a group of interested clinicians at their locations. Options are:

* A one-day basic introduction to solution-focus. This covers the evolution of solution focus, co-contructive language, goal formation, assumptions, and the 7 solution focused tools. This is useful for organizations who are thinking about using solution focus but not ready yet to fully commit or just want to expose their staff to the model. This is not a training and is not meant to prepare clinicians to practice solution focus.

* A two-day training that covers the one-day material and allows for some guided practice and video examples during the second day.

*A three-day training that covers the one-day material and allows expanded practice as well as expanded video examples.

FEE: The cost of the one-day is $1,500. The two-day training is $2,500 and the three day training is $3,500 (all fees are plus expenses). If these costs are out of the range of your organizations budget, contact me and we can discuss a reasonable and affordable fee.

NOTE: Foreign trainings are also possible. Fulfillment of appropriate immigration requirements are the responsibility of the host country. Both domestic and foreign on-site trainings require a signed agreement. top


ORGANIZATIONAL SOLUTON FOCUSED CONSULTATION

This is for organizations (agencies, businesses, etc.) that are interested in integrating solution focus principles into their management model. Solution focus has been helpful in these situation to increase staff morale, create greater sense of purpose and focus, create a greater sense of team work, and improved communication throughout the organization. The focus of organizational consultations is to enhance the strengths of the system and, simply put, figure out how to do more of what works. This includes all levels of the organization. The end result is a change of organizational culture from problem focus to solution focus. Fees and expenses are negotiated separately for each organization depending upon that organization's goals. Contact Joel for further information. top


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Want to know what other trainees said about training? Click here.

A training brochure is also available.

 

For further information contact Joel

 

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