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A Home Study Continuing Education Course for
Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, and Mental Health Counselors

Continuing education book cover for Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family TherapistsSolution Focused Therapy with Children:
Harnessing Family Strengths for System Change

Mathew D. Selekman, LCSW, MSW 1997. 232 Pages

8 Hours CE Credits

40 Questions: True/False, Multiple Choice, and Matching

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Explains how to expand the basic Solution-Focused Brief Therapy model to increase flexibility and options when working with challenging children and their families. This approach emphasizes matching task design and selection to stages of child development, and incorporates family play and art therapy tasks. Gives children a voice in their own treatment, and educates parents in how to help their children assume a more positive role in the family system.

Learning Objectives:

Course Outline:

  1. An Integrative Solution-Focused Therapy Approach with Children

  2. The Solution-Oriented Family Assessment Interview

  3. Questions as Interventive Tools for Empowering Children and Their Families

  4. Guidelines for Therapeutic Task Design, Selection, and Implementation

  5. Family Play and Art Therapy Strategies

  6. Guidelines for Optimizing Therapeutic Cooperation in Second and Subsequent Sessions

  7. Hosting Collaborative Conversations with Allies from Larger Systems

  8. "Impossible" Cases: From Therapeutic Breakthroughs to Treatment Failures

  9. Helping Children and Their Families Succeed in a Managed Care World

  10. Major Themes and Implications for the Future

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