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3 KEY QUESTIONS: Easy to integrate skills to deepen your clinical work and support client self-reflection and self-determination.

Ari Badaines, PhD Clinical Psychologist, MAPS Psychotherapy
Two hours
Sep 23, 2020
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This practical workshop recording covers three key questions from Solution Focused Brief Therapy:

The Miracle Question, Scaling, and Coping Questions.  The participant will learn how to use the Miracle Question to sharpen the focus of the therapy and the client's desired outcomes. Scaling helps to identify where the client is on a particular goal and where they would like to be. Participants will learn how broadly applicable this technique can be from identifying and clarifying goals to assessing motivation and additional steps necessary to achieve the desired outcome. Coping questions help clients (and therapists) to identify strengths that the client may overlook as well as pathways to positive change; coping questions can also help 'unstick' clients.


“By viewing this workshop, you will add new interventions to your repertoire that will enhance the effectiveness of your clients’ problem solving and solution implementing skills. The techniques are easy to learn and apply, and by attending, you are likely to feel confident not just in applying them, but comfortable with their effectiveness, and with a greater understanding of the methodology .” 


Feedback from Ari's recent presentations of this training:

“This was an excellent workshop – accessible enjoyable. Can’t wait to use this with my clients.”

“A very engaging and beneficial workshop - thank you Ari!”

“Great! Relevant! Applicable! Enjoyable! Thank you!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and see so many uses for this approach with my clients. The practical sessions were especially valuable.”

“I really appreciated the way Ari engaged the entire group in a respectful way. He made learning enjoyable and highly interactive. I finished today feeling very enthused about integrating these skills into my work with clients.”

“This was fun and made learning the skills so easy – more from Ari please!”



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Ari Badaines, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who trained in the United States. In 1980 he obtained a post-doctoral fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington, DC where he studied Group Therapy, Family and Couple Therapy. Later, he undertook further training at the Institute for Family Therapy in London.  Ari has been a consultant to numerous organisations including Relate in the UK, Richmond Fellowship and Youth-in-Search in Australia. He has taught at various universities in the USA, UK, and Australia. He was twice a keynote speaker for the annual conference of Marriage Guidance Counsellors (now Relationships) in the UK.  In 2015, Ari led a two-day workshop for the Psychological Society of Ireland on ‘Action Techniques with Individuals and Couples’ which was so positively received that he has been invited back each year since to present on couples and family therapy. He is renowned as an engaging and popular presenter for PDP and for several European organisations. He has been in private practice for over 45 years, and has led workshops in over twenty countries on group therapy, couple and family therapy, and a variety of trainings on individual therapy including Gestalt therapy, Psychodrama, Solution-focused brief therapy, and Action-Methods.


Learning objectives of this training:

  1. Become familiar with and learn to apply these three techniques to your own therapy practice.
  2. Be more discriminating and effective in utilising the three questions to enhance outcomes.

How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • Have an understanding of the three questions and their application to individual and couple therapy.
  • Become familiar with and develop confidence in their application and effectiveness by hearing Ari describe case examples and demonstrate their applications.


  • Overview and the Miracle Question. Discussion and Ari's demonstration of its applications with clients.  Participant practise.  Participant questions and comments.
  • Scaling: what it is and how to apply it in your work with individuals and couples. Best questions to ask and then Ari will provide a demonstration. Participate practise followed by your questions and comments.
  • Coping Questions.  The benefits of Coping questions, what questions to ask, followed by a demonstration by Ari.  Participant practise time followed by your questions and concerns.
  • Final discussion, questions, applications.


​Evaluation and quiz - your payment includes a quiz which when completed with a minimum of 80% correct answers, will enable you to download your Attendance Certificate.

To complete the quiz, please log into your account at and click the orange "Certificate" button under the program's title.

For live webcasts, post-tests must be completed within one month of viewing the program.

Target Audience

Psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, coaches and allied health professionals.

Registration Details

Registration fee:  $66

Lifetime access to the video and the resources

Attendance Certificate for 2 hours of interactive training.  

This seminar provides 2 hours for CPD points.   

You will need a steady internet connection, and a device such as a computer, tablet or phone upon which to view and participate.

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