On this one-day workshop, participants will have exposure to a very brief historical roots of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and the key pioneers, followed by theoretical foundations and how it differs from other therapies: present and goal focused, and on the person, not the problem etc. There are definite advantages to SFBT, especially when sessions are limited and these will be presented and discussed along with some of the disadvantages of SFBT.
Problems are not a focus in SFBT, but rather a guide to goal-clarification and goal-setting. We will then look at the role of the therapist and how it differs from other therapies.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with the theoretical model and be able to successfully utilise SFBT interventions in their own style of counselling/therapy or as a stand-alone SFBT model.
The main focus will be the practical application of the theory and interventions to a therapeutic situation. Participants will be introduced to the major techniques of SFBT: How to conduct the first session; Clarifying and Setting Goals, the Miracle Question, Scaling, Coping and Exceptions.
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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Dr. Ari Badaines, trained as a clinical psychologist in the USA and received a postdoctoral National Institute of Mental Health fellowship in Washington, DC where he trained in psychodrama and group therapy. 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 including ACU and ACAP in Sydney and has also led workshops in over thirty countries. Ari has been a presenter for the Australian Psychological Society, Psychological Society of Ireland, British Psychological Society, and the British Psychodrama Association as well as Gestalt Australia New Zealand.
Ari has been in private practice for over 45 years. His initial training was psychodynamic psychotherapy, and he has had many years of supervised clinical practice. Ari has over the years completed training in a variety of therapeutic systems including CBT and its latest approaches to anxiety with Dr. S. Edelman and in 2023 with K. Morrow and E. Spenser. He has also trained in Family and Couple Therapy at the Institute of Family Therapy, London; Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Sue Johnson; Polyvagal Theory with Deb Dana, and most recently, Sex and Couple Therapy with Tammy Nelson. He currently maintains a private practice in Sydney, consults with a variety of organisations and provides supervision to psychologists and other mental health professionals. He is a popular presenter for PESI Australia and continues to present at mental health conferences both in Australia and abroad. Ari continues to provide training and experiential therapy sessions in the UK and Europe twice a year.
Financial: Dr. Ari Badaines maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Ari Badaines is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.
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