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Annual Conference Sunday Only - 6 CEs Member Special Fredrike Bannink

  • March 12, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Northbrook, 2875 North Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062
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IMHCA Annual Conference - Sunday
  Sunday - March 12, 2017
6 CEs/PDs

Dr. Fredrike Bannink


Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for Common Client Problems

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Don't miss this opportunity!

Super Early registration until December 1, 2016 only $60 for IMHCA members.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) assists clients in developing a vision of a better future and in directing both clients and therapist toward a deeper awareness of the strengths and resources that clients can use in turning vision into reality.

SFBT is the pragmatic application of a set of principles and tools, best described as the direct route to what works. If something works (better), do more of it; if something isn’t working, stop and do something else. The emphasis is on constructing solutions as a counterweight to the traditional emphasis on the analysis of problems. SFBT is a competence-based approach, which minimizes emphasis on past failings and problems and instead focuses on clients’ strengths, previous successes and exceptions (times when the problem could have happened but somehow did not).

SF questions lie at the heart of SFBT: they invite clients to think differently, to notice positive differences, and to help make desired changes.

The concept and methodology of SFBT differ from traditional (problem-focused) therapies, but may also be combined with them. Conversations become more light-hearted and shorter, ensuring that SFBT is cost-effective and there is less burnout amongst professionals.

Workshop Description:
In this one-day workshop the theory, solution-focused questions and many practical tools are introduced which you can use as a therapist to help clients to create a new and better life.

After the workshop the attendants will be able to:

- change their focus from what is wrong to what is right with their clients and from what isn’t working to what is working in their lives;

- use (more) SF questions and refine their own practice;

- build positive emotions and hopeful and optimistic conversations;

- invite clients to envision and reach their preferred future;

- motivate clients to change.

Dr. Fredrike P. Bannink MDR is a clinical psychologist and Master of Dispute Resolution.

Owner of a therapy, training, coaching and mediation practice in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

International keynote presenter, trainer and author of 30+ books on SF interviewing, SF coaching, SF leadership, SF conflict management-mediation, Positive Psychology, Positive Supervision and Post Traumatic Success.

For more information about Bannink and her work see her website, LinkedIn and twitter.

Dr. Fredrike Bannink's books will be for sale at the workshop!


Lunch is on your own.

Hours: 9am-4pm


Workshop will be 6.0 CEs/PDs for LPC/LCPC; LSW/LCSW; LMFT; Psychologists.

Cancellation Policy.
Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20 administration fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If IMHCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

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