Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: 2 Day Intensive


April 10 & 11, 2024, 10am – 5:30pm ET*

2-day workshop

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Certificates of Attendance / CEU's / CE Information

For those requiring a Certificate of Attendance, certificates will be issued upon either: 

1. Verification of 100% attendance during the live broadcast OR
2. Successful completion of a post-training quiz with a minimum score of 75% (multiple attempts allowed)*
    *This option is for those who do not attend the full workshop “live”.

Certificates will indicate the number of direct education hours (12), not including breaks. Certificates may be used to qualify for eligibility for Continuing Education Credits from licensing boards and professional colleges; it is the participant’s responsibility to contact their college or association to confirm its requirements and the workshop's eligibility for CEU's / CE’s.  This workshop has been pre-approved for 12 continuing education hours by the CACCF.

Cancellation Policy

​​An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify Mission: Empowerment of the name of the alternate person. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to instructor illness, extreme weather, under-enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a workshop is cancelled, any registration payment will be returned in full. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only. 

Refunds will not be issued in cases where a registrant did not receive the workshop login instruction email due to email issues.  It is the registrant’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the workshop.

​​​​Instructor: Elliott Connie, MA, LPC​
Location: Online Live Stream Event

Early Bird Cost: $379 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) by March 10, 2024
Regular Cost: $419 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) after March 10, 2024
​**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.74 USD (as of January 24, 2024 - check online for current exchange rate) 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 8, 2024 at 12pm ET

* For information about Group Rates and Discounts
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For more information about Elliott and his work, visit 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Workshop Description​

Unlock the transformative power of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) with our 2-Day intensive workshop led by the renowned expert, Elliott Connie. Whether you're a seasoned therapist or just starting your journey in the helping field, this immersive experience is your gateway to a dynamic and proven approach that empowers both practitioners and clients alike. SFBT stands out for its pragmatic, future-oriented focus, and research consistently supports its efficacy in bringing about positive change. Join us for an enlightening exploration of this therapeutic method and discover how it can revolutionize your practice.

In an era where time is of the essence and clients seek tangible results, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy emerges as a beacon of efficiency and effectiveness. By homing in on clients' strengths and resources, SFBT diverges from traditional approaches, offering a refreshing and empowering perspective. The evidence supporting SFBT's success in fostering rapid and lasting change is compelling, making it a must-have tool in any therapist, social worker, or other helping professional’s toolkit.

Over two immersive days, Elliott Connie will guide you through the core principles and techniques that define SFBT. From solution-focused questioning, to achieving a desired outcome, to closing a session in a meaningful way, participants will acquire practical skills that can be immediately integrated into their practice. Recordings from actual sessions will be shown, and participants will have several opportunities to practice the skills needed to do this transformative work.

Learning Objectives:

1. Master the Fundamentals: Develop a solid understanding of the foundational principles that underpin Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, including each of the components of Elliott's own Diamond Approach to SFBT.

2. Enhance Clinical Skills: Acquire practical, solution-focused techniques to efficiently address clients' concerns and collaboratively set achievable goals.

3. Optimize Time and Resources: Explore how SFBT's streamlined approach can maximize therapeutic outcomes, especially in time-limited settings.

4. Cultivate Confidence: Build confidence in applying SFBT techniques through experiential learning, videos of sessions, and case discussions.

5. Expand Your Therapeutic Toolbox: Diversify your therapeutic strategies by incorporating solution-focused interventions into your existing practice. 

Who Should Attend?

Any helping professional who provides some form of counselling including (but not limited to), therapists, social workers, psychologists, and other mental health and/or health-care professionals.

You will receive:

  • Login details and instructions emailed in advance of the workshop
  • Downloadable handouts
  • Certificate of attendance upon successful completion of a brief online quiz (if desired)
  • Access to a recording of the workshop for a limited period of time after the workshop - so if you can’t join live, or need to miss part of the live workshop and want to view it afterwards, we’ve got you covered!

About the Presenter

Elliott Connie, MA, LPC, is a psychotherapist, author, podcaster, and founder of the world’s largest SFBT training organization for mental health professionals. He’s also a purpose-driven hope dealer with a mission to end the stigma surrounding mental health care.

With his superpower of asking the right questions, Elliott has helped thousands of individuals, couples, and families move toward their desired future. He has travelled across the globe delivering keynote speeches at therapy conferences, spreading the word about inclusivity and diversity in the mental health field. Elliott is also the creator of Aha! Moments, a daily podcast to help listeners reflect on the way they view mental health in their daily lives.

Elliott Connie has authored or co-authored five books, including
The Art of Solution Focused Therapy, Solution Building in Couples Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma, "The Solution Focused Marriage, and most recently, The Solution Focused Brief Therapy Diamond.