Solution-Focused Therapy Skills for Depression & Other Mood Disorders

Solution-Focused Therapy Skills for Depression & Other Mood Disorders

Depression doesn’t quite get as much “love” as anxiety on the continuing education front. Many clinicians feel they don’t need to pursue continuing education on the treatment of depression if they don’t “see those types of clients.” And the perception is that anxiety is more common (and carries less of a stigma) than depression. Well, as we are well aware from our graduate training, depression often co-occurs with anxiety, so it stands to reason that ALL of us need continuing education in the treatment of depression, no matter the client population or treatment setting we target or work with in our practice. To bolster this argument, “COVID depression” is a real thing, with the COVID/Depression connection well-documented in the latest medical literature. In fact, WebMD reports that in a COVID-19 survivor sample, over half of the studied subjects reported feeling depressed many months after recovering from the illness.

Please join us for a learning experience that will increase your ability to activate clients challenged by depression and low mood. Walk away with the confidence to use intuitive solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) skills and interventions immediately, no matter your therapuetic orientation. Discover how this powerful approach can be deployed to successfully treat even the most high-risk clients with depression and mood disorder symptomology. Modernize your clinical toolset to meaningfully engage with clients continually challenged by post pandemic woes that can result in self-harm and other high risk behaviors. In addition to these powerful SFBT tools adapted for mood disorders, this training also includes a set of helpful handouts and assessments tools, a Safety Action Plan, and a Mandatory Disclosure checklist you can use with clients, as well as a bibliography of helpful reading material for additional education.

In addition to the below formal course objectives this workshop will include the following additions:
1. The history of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
2. The difference between problem solving and solution building and how that moves clients toward treatment goals more efficiently in the treatment of depression.
3. Define a client in SFBT; especially with regard to depressive symptoms.
4. Identify which interventions and questions fit in the three parts of the skeleton.
5. Learn and practice the nuances of language needed to effectively use SFBT with clients challenged by depression.
6. Name and describe “The trifecta” to learn this approach to decrease symptoms of depression.

 

Cost: $75 – Want to attend this course and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $34.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Name and describe the eight principles of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

b). Learn and apply the three-part SFBT skeleton, specifically to address depressive symptoms.

c). Identify three intentional interventions and questions that fit in the three-part SFBT skeleton and how they decrease depressive symptoms and increase clients’ abilities to effectively manage depression.

 

Target Audience:

Clinical Mental Health Professionals such as Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS  

Jodi Geis-Crowder has a passion for the helping profession to ensureaccess to care for all. She is also passionate about mentoring, supervising and training others to reach their professional potential. Jodi has spent the past 25 years dedicating her professional efforts to ensuring that individuals in rural, frontier areas in Northeast Colorado and Southeast Wyoming have access to quality, culturally meaningful behavioral health care and substance use disorder services, delivered by trained, competent providers. A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with four previous therapy dogs (2005, 2010, 2019 and 2021) and recently passed her test and credentialing with her Border Collie, Shay River, through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Jodi’s passion for culturally appropriate human/animal bond and agriculture related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal assisted therapy programs and therapeutic horticulture for two community mental health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming. Jodi states, “I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to bring my passion for the natural world and rural culture into my professional work by developing programs that are culturally meaningful and support the rural culture.” She further states, “My original therapy dog, Mr. Big, taught me more about patience and unconditional love than any other relationship in my life. It is astounding to me how much he continues to teach me about grief and loss through his passing.”

Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director and telehealth clinical supervisor, and education and training coordinator in her years at Centennial Mental Health Center and Peak Wellness Center. Jodi developed animal assisted therapy, therapeutic horticulture and peer specialist programs during her tenure at Centennial Mental Health Center and was the architect for and developed a centralized, telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center. Jodi has extensive training and experience in working in the telehealth model. She authored an article regarding transitioning to working remotely and provided support to others transitioning to remote work during the Covid 19 Pandemic shut down in March, 2020. This article was used internally at Peak Wellness Center to support staff during this transition. Jodi also served as secretary of the Iliff Head Start Advisory Board for six years in Iliff, CO and is currently on the Absaroka Head Start Advisory Board in Worland, WY.

Jodi currently works full time as a telehealth clinical supervisor and trainer for Volunteers of America Norther Rockies (VOANR). Volunteers of America Northern Rockies merged with Peak Wellness Center in July of 2020 and serves the needs of individuals with behavior health care and substance use disorder challenges, as well as specializing in services for veterans in Montana, Wyoming and Western South Dakota. She enjoys teaching webinars and assisting others in their professional development under her private company JGC Enterprises, LLC in the areas of Ethics, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, working in the telehealth model and the human/animal bond. Jodi is also a professional mixed media and water color artist and hopes to volunteer at the Washakie County Library in Worland, WY, developing an animal assisted reading program for youth.

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

Live Event – Solution-Focused Therapy Skills for Depression & Other Mood Disorders

Live Event – Solution-Focused Therapy Skills for Depression & Other Mood Disorders

You are currently registered to attend:

 

Solution-Focused Therapy Skills for Depression & Other Mood Disorders (3 CE’s)

 

Date and Time

 

June 14, 2024

10:00am – 1:00pm CDT / 11:00am – 2:00pm EDT

WEBINAR INFORMATION:

 

MISSED LIVE EVENTS POLICY:

 

If you miss this live event, you may request access to the recording and materials from us by email in about 4 weeks, at no additional charge. If you miss the event but still desire CE credit, you have already acknowledged at registration that you must purchase the home study course separately once it becomes available in about 4 weeks.

 

CODE WORD ATTENDANCE POLICY:

 

A beginning code word will be given at the start of this workshop verbally, as well as typed at the top of the chat dialogue within the first 10 minutes of the webinar. An ending code word will be given at the conclusion of the workshop verbally as well as typed into the chat dialogue.

 

We are only permitted to give these out once. These code words are used to verify attendance as required by our national CE provider credentialing bodies. Therefore we ask that you take special care to be present and pay attention as these code words are given so that you can log attendance to receive a CE completion certificate.

 

The event starts at 10:00am CENTRAL TIME. You will be given a code word at the beginning and end of the workshop.

After the event concludes, within 3 days you must access the course module for your event under “Your Courses” in your Online CE Credits Dashboard (you’re taken to the Dashboard immediately after logging into www.onlinececredits.com). Once there, scroll all the way down to the Course Content section where you’ll see the Code Word Attendance “quiz” and Evaluation “quiz.” Click the Code Word Attendance “quiz” and answer the beginning and ending code words. From there, you’ll be taken to the Evaluation module to complete a short eval before receiving your official signed completion certificate for “live” CE credit.

 

Below are the webinar links for both the Zoom livestream and the materials in the Google Drive:

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When: Friday Jun 14, 2024 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Solution-Focused Therapy Skills for Depression & Other Mood Disorders (3 CE’s)

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Anxiety’s Kryptonite: Help Clients Calm With Solution-Focused Therapy

Anxiety’s Kryptonite: Help Clients Calm With Solution-Focused Therapy

 

 

Anxiety, especially in its more chronic and unassuming forms, is a common thread that runs through the mental fabric of modern society. Lots of clients come to us wanting answers, wanting cures, or wanting permanent fixes, and we can feel pulled as clinicians to provide concrete solutions to our clients’ presenting concerns, especially when they are in the act of suffering.

Learn to use solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) integrated with mindfulness skills and techniques to effectively support and treat clients challenged with various forms of anxiety. Discover how this unique integrative skills-based approach can help clients manage unabated anxious thoughts and heightened somatic symptoms that trigger increased cortisol production. Help clients learn how to understand anxiety as a part of the human experience to be solution-managed, not “cured”, moving them toward a place where they can reduce the impact of anxiety on their daily living.Transform your clinical toolset with this unique anxiety management approach that will give you the confidence to effectively treat the growing epidemic of post covid anxiety.

 

In addition to the below Objectives, this training will also touch on and help learners accomplish the following:

  • The brief history of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
  • The difference between problem solving and solution building and how that moves clients toward treatment goals more efficiently in the treatment of anxiety.
  • Define a client in SFBT; especially with regard to anxiety.
  • Identify which interventions and questions fit in the three parts of the skeleton.
  • Learn different approaches to mindfulness practices and how they can be integrated into the SFBT interventions.
  • Name and describe “The trifecta” to learn this approach to decrease symptoms of anxiety.

 

Cost: $75 – Want to attend this course and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $34.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Name the eight principles of SFBT.

b). Describe and apply use of the three- part SFBT skeleton, combined with mindfulness techniques.

c). Identify three intentional interventions and questions that fit in the three-part SFBT skeleton and how mindfulness techniques strengthen these interventions.

 

Target Audience:

Clinical Mental Health Professionals such as Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS  

Jodi Geis-Crowder has a passion for the helping profession to ensureaccess to care for all. She is also passionate about mentoring, supervising and training others to reach their professional potential. Jodi has spent the past 25 years dedicating her professional efforts to ensuring that individuals in rural, frontier areas in Northeast Colorado and Southeast Wyoming have access to quality, culturally meaningful behavioral health care and substance use disorder services, delivered by trained, competent providers. A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with four previous therapy dogs (2005, 2010, 2019 and 2021) and recently passed her test and credentialing with her Border Collie, Shay River, through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Jodi’s passion for culturally appropriate human/animal bond and agriculture related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal assisted therapy programs and therapeutic horticulture for two community mental health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming. Jodi states, “I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to bring my passion for the natural world and rural culture into my professional work by developing programs that are culturally meaningful and support the rural culture.” She further states, “My original therapy dog, Mr. Big, taught me more about patience and unconditional love than any other relationship in my life. It is astounding to me how much he continues to teach me about grief and loss through his passing.”

Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director and telehealth clinical supervisor, and education and training coordinator in her years at Centennial Mental Health Center and Peak Wellness Center. Jodi developed animal assisted therapy, therapeutic horticulture and peer specialist programs during her tenure at Centennial Mental Health Center and was the architect for and developed a centralized, telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center. Jodi has extensive training and experience in working in the telehealth model. She authored an article regarding transitioning to working remotely and provided support to others transitioning to remote work during the Covid 19 Pandemic shut down in March, 2020. This article was used internally at Peak Wellness Center to support staff during this transition. Jodi also served as secretary of the Iliff Head Start Advisory Board for six years in Iliff, CO and is currently on the Absaroka Head Start Advisory Board in Worland, WY.

Jodi currently works full time as a telehealth clinical supervisor and trainer for Volunteers of America Norther Rockies (VOANR). Volunteers of America Northern Rockies merged with Peak Wellness Center in July of 2020 and serves the needs of individuals with behavior health care and substance use disorder challenges, as well as specializing in services for veterans in Montana, Wyoming and Western South Dakota. She enjoys teaching webinars and assisting others in their professional development under her private company JGC Enterprises, LLC in the areas of Ethics, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, working in the telehealth model and the human/animal bond. Jodi is also a professional mixed media and water color artist and hopes to volunteer at the Washakie County Library in Worland, WY, developing an animal assisted reading program for youth.

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Skills to Bolster Family Therapy Outcomes

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Skills to Bolster Family Therapy Outcomes

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is becoming increasingly popular, especially as insurance companies place more and more restrictions and limitations on mental health treatment coverage. SFBT can also be an incredibly effective approach for work with families, especially since at the root of most family system dysfunction is a negative dynamic – or a “problem” that we can troubleshoot for a targeted solution to change the way the family system operates.

Please join us for a learning experience that will inform you how solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) can be used to effectively support and treat families. Discover this effective modality to move families out of problem focused, conflicted dynamics and into a future place when past conflict no longer impacts their daily lives. Learn specific and intentional interventions to deal with negative communication patterns. Discover the most effective way to use scaling, specifically to assess each member’s perspective on the family communication to move them into positive, solution focused interactions and healing.

 

In addition to the below Objectives, this course will also touch on the following:

  • Describe the brief history of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
  • Name the eight principles of SFBT.
  • Describe the three-part SFBT skeleton.
  • Identify which interventions and questions fit in the three parts of the skeleton.
  • Learn and practice the nuances of language needed to effectively use SFBT with families.
  • Name two ways that scaling and the use of visuals such as flip charts provide concrete interventions in family sessions.
  • Identify two ways that working with a color-coded scaling system is beneficial to track progress when using SFBT with families.
  • Define and describe “The trifecta” and resources that are specific to the importance of it in SFBT family treatment.

 

Cost: $75 – Want to attend this course  and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $34.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). State the difference between problem solving and solution building, specifically when working within a family system and define the family system within the SF model.

b). Identify at least two interventions and questions in SFBT that can be used as specific interventions when working with challenging family dynamics.

c). Describe two ways that relational questions support an intentional approach to assess and improve communication between family members.

 

Target Audience:

Clinical Mental Health Professionals such as Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.  She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, is a trainer for Professional Case Management and Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with three therapy dogs (2005, 2010 and 2019) and is a tester/observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs, a national credentialing organization for therapy dog teams headquarter in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Jodi’s passion for culturally meaningful human/animal bond and agriculture related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal assisted therapy programs for two community behavioral health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming.  She also developed a therapeutic horticulture program while at Centennial Mental Health Center.   Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director, telehealth clinical supervisor and education and training coordinator in her years in community behavioral health.  In addition to the program development mentioned above, Jodi was the architect for and developed a centralized telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center.  

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Skills for Trauma Treatment

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Skills for Trauma Treatment

Please join us for a learning experience that will inform you how Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) can be used to effectively support and treat clients that have experienced trauma.  Discover this effective modality to move clients into a future state where past trauma no longer prohibitively impacts their daily life functioning and where they can effectively and consistently deploy healthy coping mechanisms when trauma triggers reoccur.

 

 

 

Cost: $75 – Want to attend this course and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $34.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

At the end of our time together you should have increased knowledge in the following areas:

  1. Describe the brief history of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
  2. Name at least two factors that influenced the pioneers of SFBT.
  3. State the difference between problem solving and solution building.
  4. Define how solution building is effective when working with clients that have experience trauma.
  5. Define a client in SFBT; especially with regard to traumatic experiences.
  6. Name the eight principles of SFBT.
  7. Identify at least two interventions and questions in SFBT.
  8. Describe the three-part SFBT skeleton.
  9. Identify which interventions and questions fit in the three parts of the skeleton.
  10. Learn and practice the nuances of language needed to effectively use SFBT with clients that have experienced trauma.
  11. Describe SFBT and Trauma informed care (SF-TIC).
  12. Name and describe “The trifecta.”

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Identify and describe the difference between problem-solving and solution-building, and state how solution-building is effective when working with clients who have experienced trauma.

b). Name and describe the eight principles of SFBT, and define a client in SFBT, especially with regard to traumatic experiences.

c). Learn and describe two interventions and questions in SFBT, and identify those that fit in three parts of the SFBT skeleton.

d). Learn and describe the nuances of language needed to effectively use SFBT with clients who have experienced trauma, and effectively describe SFBT and trauma-informed care (SF-TIC).

 

Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Youth Development Workers, Healthcare Workers.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS  

A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.  She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, is a trainer for Professional Case Management and Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with three therapy dogs (2005, 2010 and 2019) and is a tester/observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs, a national credentialing organization for therapy dog teams headquarter in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Jodi’s passion for culturally meaningful human/animal bond and agriculture related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal assisted therapy programs for two community behavioral health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming.  She also developed a therapeutic horticulture program while at Centennial Mental Health Center.   Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director, telehealth clinical supervisor and education and training coordinator in her years in community behavioral health.  In addition to the program development mentioned above, Jodi was the architect for and developed a centralized telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center.  

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.