Solution-Focused Therapy - 6th Edition (Self-Study)



Understand the collaborative and strength-based approach of Solution-Focused Therapy. Help your clients identify solutions, build on your existing resources, and achieve meaningful goals in various aspects of their life. Develop effective questioning techniques in Solution-Focused Therapy to elicit client insights and generate solutions.

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This seminar aims to equip clinicians with the knowledge and skills to apply Solution-Focused Therapy techniques to facilitate optimal change, empower patients and clients, and build resilience.

What else will you learn from this seminar?

  1. Define Solution-Focused Therapy and its foundational principles as a brief and goal-oriented therapeutic approach
  2. Explore the unique role of the clinician as a collaborator and facilitator of change in Solution-Focused Therapy
  3. Learn techniques to identify and amplify the client's existing strengths and coping abilities
  4. Explore goal-setting techniques in Solution-Focused Therapy, focusing on the client's preferred future and desired outcomes
  5. Develop skills to collaboratively create meaningful and achievable goals with clients
  6. Understand the use of Scaling and Rating Techniques in Solution Focused Therapy to measure progress and identify small steps toward change
  7. Practice applying Scaling Techniques in therapeutic conversations
  8. Explore different types of questions, such as miracle questions and scaling questions
  9. Explore techniques to break down and deconstruct complex problems into manageable components

During this 2-hour seminar, we will guide you through an experiential learning process where you will be learning what it takes to help your clients, and how to implement that in daily practice.

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Who is this for?

This course is for any clinician invested in learning new or honing existing skills to be able to use in dynamic ways to support their patients and clients and to end suffering.


This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for social workers through the NASW National CE Approval Program in 46 states

This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Psychologists in New York State

For more information about CEU approval, please click here.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar

Here's what attendees have been saying about SWEET seminars:

"I have come to trust and appreciate the sincerity of Karen and Mardoche Sidor over time. It is a cumulative process for me, and it is much appreciated." - Ruth, LCSW

"I would recommend this course because it is comprehensive, reinforces past learning due to reiteration of other material taught by Karen and Dr. Sidor, as well as from other sources and it is practical skill training." - Mary Grace, LCSW-R

"I would recommend this course to anyone who provides mental health or counseling services. The skills that one learns from this course are practical, meaningful, and life-changing!" - Emmanuel, LMSW

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You can also select our Self-Study Webinar Plan for Unlimited Self-Study Courses!

Your Facilitator and Co-Facilitator

Mardoche Sidor, MD & Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW
Mardoche Sidor, MD & Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW

Mardoche Sidor, MD, is a Harvard-trained Quadruple Board Certified Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, School of Physicians and Surgeons, trained in and taught all major psychotherapeutic modalities, including and not limited to CBT, DBT, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is also the author of 11 books including Journey to Empowerment, Discovering Your Worth, The Power of Faith. and, The Art of Living. Dr. Sidor has worked both as a primary care physician and Medical Director in three different settings, including a Chief Medical Officer of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). He is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute. His 11th book, entitled, NLP for Clinicians is now available to the public.

Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW, is a Columbia-trained Social Worker with wide clinical, teaching, and supervision experience. She also has a background in management, mentorship, and leadership that spans more than 20 years. Her added passion is in advocacy and coaching. She has previously held Executive level positions, and two other directorships in different organizations. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She also maintains a private practice, provides supervision, and clinical and management training. She is also a personal and executive-level coach. She is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute.

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