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Digital Seminar

Solution Focused Brief Therapy for Trauma: Connecting Clients with Hope

Elliott Connie, MA, LPC
2 Hours
Mar 18, 2023
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While many therapists tend to focus on problems, solution-focused brief therapists are trained in the deceptively simple art of asking targeted questions that lead clients to find their own pathway toward healing. This approach can accelerate therapy with a range of challenging clinical issues, including deeply entrenched trauma. In this highly interactive recorded session, we’ll explore how to master the art of asking solution-focused questions tailored to each client’s trauma experience and their particular path to healing. You’ll discover:

  • A new perspective on trauma work that integrates a strong focus on outcome, accessing a client’s own language, and evoking strengths
  • How to help clients quickly achieve goals by accessing often buried, positive aspects of their wider experience
  • Tools for competently maintaining the flow of a solution-focused conversation, regardless of the severity of the trauma


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 2.0 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



Elliott Connie, MA, LPC's Profile

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Elliott Connie, MA, LPC, is a Texas-based psychotherapist in private practice and the founder/director of The Solution-Focused University, an online learning community that trains and provides resources for professionals who want to master the Solution Focused approach in their work. Over the course of his 15-year clinical career, Elliott has successfully worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and families using a solution-focused model to help them achieve their desired outcomes. He is an experienced speaker who has gained international recognition for training hundreds of practitioners throughout the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia on the solution-focused treatment model. Elliott is the author/co-author of four books, including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma (Oxford University Press, 2018), The Solution focused Marriage: 5 Simple Habits That Will Bring Out the Best in Your Relationship (The Connie Institute, 2012), Solution Building in Couples Therapy (Springer, 2012), and The Art of Solution Focused Therapy (Springer, 2009).

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Elliott Connie is the founder of The Solution Focused Universe and maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as a published author. Elliott Connie receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ellicott Connie is a member of the American Counselor Association and the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association.


  1. Utilize the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Approach with clients experiencing PTSD.
  2. Distinguish the difference between the Solution Focused Approach and other forms of therapy.
  3. Propose the common mechanisms of change in the Solution Focused Brief Therapy approach as it relates to traumatic stress.


  • How focusing on solutions can enhance outcomes in trauma work
  • The foundation and current understanding of how the Solution Focused Approach works to create change, even with post-traumatic stress disorders
  • Demonstrating the core components of clinical conversations in the Solution Focused Approach
  • Current research including the strengths of limitations of this approach

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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