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This seminar provides instruction in the use of SFBT in clinical work and the skills needed to increase effectiveness and reach positive client outcomes. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of SFBT fundamentals and how it developed into a model that focuses on solutions building versus problem solving. Discussion will include the trifecta or three parts of continued professional growth needed to gain skill and mastery in this model.

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This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Describe the brief history of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

b). Name at least two factors that influenced the pioneers of SFBT.

c). State the difference between problem solving and solution building.

d). Define a client in SFBT.

e). Name the eight principles of SFBT.

f). Identify at least two interventions and questions in SFBT.

g). Describe the three-part SFBT skeleton.

h). Identify which interventions and questions fit in the three parts of the skeleton.

i). Learn and practice the nuances of language needed to effectively use SFBT.

j). Explain how to apply SFBT with specific populations and modalities, such as families, marital, adolescents and group therapy.

k). Describe SFBT and Trauma informed care (SF-TIC).

l). Name and describe “The trifecta.”


Target Audience:

Professional counselors, professional social workers, professional school counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, professional case managers and medical staff.


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.  

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