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

Joel K. Simon, LCSW, ACSW, BCD


2020 Training/Supervision/Consultation Options

Because of Covid 19, trainings are now virtual using Jitsi Meet. The maximum number of participants is 10. The minimum is 5.

September 11 & 12

Solution-Focused Supervision: (Details)

Solution Focus On-Site Trainings: (Details)

Organization Consultations: (Details)

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The first day of the 2 Day Solution Focus Training introduces the basic concepts, assumptions, and tools of the model. The second day is centered around actual practice and more in depth video examples of solution focus in action. In order to maximize the experience, at least 2 people need to register for this training. If there isn't adequate registration, either deposits won't be processed or a full refund will be issued.


* 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

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


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.

Contact Joel for further information or to make arrangements for on-site training.

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


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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